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The University of New Mexico Police Department (UNM PD) has an authorized strength of 36 sworn, New Mexico State certified police officers on the force. Each officer is required to meet New Mexico State certification standards and has full authority to enforce all applicable laws, ordinances, and traffic regulations. UNM PD officers are also commissioned as a deputy sheriff in Bernalillo County by the Bernalillo Sheriff's Department. The University of New Mexico Police Department (UNM PD) investigates complaints and criminal activity and works closely with the District Attorney's Office to ensure effective prosecution.
The UNM PD recruits qualified applicants for the positions of Police Recruit, Lateral Entry Officer and Police Officer (eligible for Certification by Waiver of previous training). Learn more about eligibility requirements by clicking here
The application process is highly competitive, encompasses many testing phases and requires dedication by the applicant. Applicants who successfully complete the rigorous selection process, enter into the ranks of the UNM PD and an exciting and rewarding career of a Police Officer.
You can view the job descriptions for each position online at unm.edu or by clicking the links below:
Police Officer (New Mexico Certified Officer, or eligible for Certification by Waiver)
The University of New Mexico also offers a competitive benefits package for all employees. In addition to medical, dental, and vision coverage, employees may be eligible for tuition credits for themselves and family members and enjoy discounted tickets to university athletic events, community events, discounted golf memberships, membership in the New Mexico Educators Credit Union.
The process for selecting and hiring Officers and Recruits can take several months. Only the most qualified applicants are considered. The application process proceeds through the following phases. New Mexico State certified police officers or those applicants eligible for Certification by Waiver of previous training complete a modified selection process. Click on the links to learn more about each:
For more information, applicants are encouraged to contact Commander Christine Chester by calling (505) 277-1934 or by emailing email@example.com
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