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Albuquerque Police Department: Lateral Police Officer and Cadet Officer Opening Date: 12/14/2020 Closing Date: 12/30/2023

CONTACT PERSON: Rich Garcia
TELEPHONE: 505-343-5040
EMAIL: richardtgarcia@cabq.gov
WEBSITE: http://apdonline.com/

Requirements APD Police Officer

  • You must be 21 years of age by graduation from the academy.
  • You must have a valid driver's license and obtain a New Mexico driver's license within 30 days of your hire date.
  • You must be a United States citizen.
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Criminal activity in which applicant has been convicted of, pled guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge, been involved in any prosecution diversion program (PPP) as adjudicated for a felony crime committed will be permanently disqualified. Felony arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • No misdemeanor convictions within the last 3 years from the date of initial testing. Misdemeanor arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • No DWI convictions within the last five years from the date of initial testing, whether from an administrative sanction by a Motor Vehicle Department, criminal conviction, or military disciplinary action.
  • Multiple DWIs in the most recent 10 year period disqualifies an individual as an applicant. (Multiple is defined as 2 or more DWIs). DWI arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • An applicant cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Act. Domestic related arrests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • No use in the last 2 years of any illegal misdemeanor drug (includes marijuana).
  • No use in the last 5 years of any illegal felony drug (includes felony prescription drug use).
  • Any financial accounts referred to collections, written or charged off will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may result in disqualification.
  • Any history of discipline, termination or resignation in lieu of termination is grounds for disqualification