Police Officer-Entry Level

Farmington, NM
Farmington Police Department

Salary: $23.58 Hourly

Closes: September 30th, 2022


  • Required to perform uniformed shift work which may include days, evenings, and nights including weekends and holidays.
  • Works on performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone to respond to police matters.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances.
  • Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations; and to otherwise serve and protect.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
  • Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests or cites violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
  • Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victims, witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of crimes for clues. Evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.


  • Extensive background checks required.
  • Must be 21 years or older by the time the academy is completed.
  • Must have ability to become a certified law enforcement officer in the State of New Mexico within one year.
  • Must be able to successfully pass physical fitness tests required for law enforcement certification in the State of New Mexico.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record for past three years.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.