Company: City of Las Cruces
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Nature of Work
Temporary, fulltime non-exempt position with the Las Cruces
Police Academy. Progression to fulltime, regular position upon
successful completion of the Police Academy. Depending on the
number of vacancies, some academy graduates may not be hired
immediately but may be placed on a waiting list.
Duties and Responsibilities
Offering a $4,000 recruitment and retention incentive payment with
a 36 month commitment.
Post Graduation Salary: $18.83 per hour as first year Police
Second Year Officer Salary: $22.94 per hour.
Under immediate supervision, actively participates in the Las
Cruces Police Academy training program. Performs all related
learning and testing activities at a training level for preparation
as a Police Officer.
Must be free of felony convictions. Position is subject to extended
work hours when necessary; multiple tasks; strict deadlines; and
exposure to serious bodily harm. Regular attendance is an essential
function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is
subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and
Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.
Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee
an invitation to participate in the process.
Under the direct supervision of an experienced Police Officer,
performs formal and informal training in the Las Cruces Police
Academy training program.
Studies, attends classes, completes homework assignments, takes
tests, and follows all instructions relative to the academy
curriculum and behavior.
Attends indoor and outdoor classes and training sessions for
preparation as a Police Officer.
Learns criminal law, arrest and control techniques, use of
firearms, report writing, vehicle operation, First Aid, CPR,
narcotics, crowd control, court room demeanor, public relations,
patrol procedures, physical conditioning and training, and any
other subjects included in the academy.
Performs tasks employing patrol methods, community relations,
courtroom procedures, fingerprinting, report preparation, physical
agility and strength formulation, and other police officer-related
duties commensurate with attained skills.
May assist an Officer in patrolling assigned areas of the City in a
car, bicycle, or on foot.
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City and
Department policies, procedures, and safety practices.
Equivalent to a United States high school diploma; age 19 by
start date of the police academy; United States citizenship (born
or naturalized); no felony convictions; no DWI/DUI or misdemeanor
convictions within the past three years (some misdemeanors will
disqualify); no transportation of illegal drugs; drug usage may
Valid driver's license is required. Position requires an acceptable
driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.
Standard First Aid and CPR certification.
1. Age 19 by start date of the police academy
2. United States citizenship (born or naturalized)
3. Valid driver's license
4. Valid high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
5. No misdemeanor convictions within the last three (3) years
6. No convictions of domestic violence
7. No felony convictions
8. Any drug usage within last three (3) years will disqualify
9. Must not have ever transported illegal drugs
10. Must not have a Dishonorable Discharge from the US Military
The position has a preference for a degree or a minimum of 65
college credit hours. Sealed official transcripts or notarized copy
of diploma is required prior to preference being applied. These
documents must be submitted at the background investigation phase
of the hiring process.
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