Salary & Benefits

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Compensation Description

Salary

$17.70 per hour for non- certified officers

$18.90 per hour after certification, depending on length of service

Retention Incentive

$3,600 retention incentive for New Mexico certified officers. 

         *  Officer must be certified a minimum of one year with another law enforcement agency within New Mexico
         *  New hire must also commit, in writing to remain employed with APD as a Police Officer for a period of three years

Add Pays

Available to non-probationary officers

                         *   College degree incentive pay

                         *   Bilingual pay
                         *   Field training officer pay
                         *   Physical fitness pay

Paid Time Off (PTO)


21 days per year (PTO begins accruing upon hire, however, it is not available for use in your first six months of employment)

Health Insurance


Both single and family plans are available, with the city contributing a large percentage of the premium.

Retirement Plan


Officers are eligible for retirement after 25 years of service. City pays 75% of employees' contributions.

Law Enforcement Academy

Depending on previous Law Enforcement training and experience, applicants will be scheduled to attend the Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe, for a period of up to 16 weeks.

At the academy, recruits will study law enforcement and investigative techniques, as well as participating in a strenuous physical conditioning program.

Upon successful completion of the academy, Police Officers will then be assigned to a Field Training Officer for a minimum of three months.

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Specialty Assignments & Career Opportunities

Specialty assignments and career opportunities include:

  • Criminal Investigations
  • SRT (Special Response Team)
  • NEU (Narcotics Enforcement Unit)
  • Field Training Officer
  • K9 Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Station Officer
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