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Department, city, state

Position: Patrol | Type: Police Officer *Open Pool*

Application Status: Open

June 30, 2023

Expiration Date: 

Sign on bonus:

Academy salary: 

$18.03 hourly

Salary range: 

$18.03 hourly - $26.47 hourly


Recruiter Name:

Raymond Esquivel

Recruiter Phone:

575 646 3311

Recruiter Email:

Department Info:

The NMSU Police Department is a full service, 24-hours a day police agency, complete with its own enhanced 911 emergency dispatch center, criminal investigations section, and training staff. The NMSU Police Department is responsible for all criminal and traffic law enforcement on just over 180 square miles of land owned and/or controlled by the Board of Regents of NMSU, serving a daytime campus population of over 32,000 and a residential population of around 6,000. While routine patrol is conducted on the approximately 5 square miles of the main campus, officers of the NMSU Police Department will patrol the college ranch and other outlying campuses and research sites as staffing allows. In addition, officers will travel to the branch campuses to assist with security surveys and investigate specific criminal incidents.

The NMSU Police Department is comprised of two main components, the Field Services Division (which includes the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Sections) and the Administrative Services (which includes the Emergency Dispatch Center, Records and Evidence, Victim Services, Crime Prevention and Special Events). The department reports administratively to the NMSU President.

There are 22 certified police officer positions and 7 certified emergency dispatcher positions in the department. These are assisted by 3 full-time civilian employees, 50 part-time security officers, and 25 part-time reserve officers and dispatchers.


Officers are eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance.  Officers will be on the New Mexico Educators Retirement (ERB) plan.  University employees accrue 21 days of vacation/annual leave, 12 days of  sick leave, and several paid holidays (days off may not fall on the  actual holiday).


  • Age: 21

  • Education: Associate’s degree (any field), or 60 credit hours

  • Experience: 2 years' experience as a certified PO; or 2  years' experience allowing for a combination of education (15 related  credits equivalent to 6 months experience), and/or military service  (honorably discharged), and/or certified PO experience

Ability to engage in stressful physical activities  associated with emergency response and use of force situations. Ability  to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to  communicate in writing and orally at a high level, to include street  encounters, report writing, prosecuting cases, and providing courtroom  testimony and depositions. Ability to complete highly technical  administrative paperwork. Ability to gather and organize legal evidence.  Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork.  Ability to gather and organize legal evidence. Ability to understand and  follow verbal and written instructions and procedures. Ability to  understand and follow safety procedures.

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