RECRUITING & TRAINING DIVISION

 

 

CPD

 

Now Hiring Police Officers
 

Uncertified Patrolman $24.01 per hour

 Lateral Transfers/Certified Patrolman $27.01-$34.02 per hour based on years of service lateral Click here for details for lateral transfers

 

Carlsbad Police Department Application

Email application to Policeapps@cityofcarlsbadnm.com

 

 Upcoming Test Dates-Applicants will complete the fitness exam and written exam.

·         August 13, 2018 at 8:30 am

 

Questions regarding employment may be directed to any of the following:

 

Sergeant Adrian Rivera                  sarivera@cityofcarlsbadnm.com               575.885.2111 ext. 236

Sergeant Richard Cage                   rjcage@cityofcarlsbadnm.com                   575.885.2111 ext. 253

Lieutenant Jessie Rodriguez        jjrodriguez@cityofcarlsbadnm.com         575.885.2111 ext. 221

Captain Jennifer Moyers              jdmoyers@cityofcarlsbadnm.com            575.885.2111 ext. 202

 

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must:

o   Be a minimum of 21 years of age

o   Be a citizen of the United States

o   Hold a high school diploma or the equivalent

o   Hold a valid driver’s license

o   Have not been convicted of, pled guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge. Arrests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

o   Have not been convicted of, pled guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to a violation of any federal or state law or local ordinance relating to aggravated assault, theft or driving while intoxicated, controlled substances or other crime involving moral turpitude, within the three year period immediately preceding his application. Arrests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

o   Have not been discharged under dishonorable conditions from any of the armed forces of the United States

 

Selection Process

o   Application

o   Written Exam-Applicants must score a 70% or better

o   An Entry-Level Police Candidate Study Guide can be obtained at the Carlsbad Public Library or

o   Purchased at the following link

o   Successfully complete the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Fitness Entrance Standards See fitness standards here

o   Sit-ups-a minimum of 27 repetitions in one minute

o   Push-ups-a minimum of 15 repetitions in one minute

o   1.5 mile run in 15:54 (minutes:seconds) or less

o   300 meter sprint in 71 seconds or less

o   Personal History Statement

o   Oral Board Interview

o   Background Investigation

o   Psychological Evaluation

o   Medical Examination and Drug Screening

 

Wages

2018 Wage Scale

2019 Wage Scale

2020 Wage Scale

 

Benefits

o   Vacation

 

o lateral transfer vacation info

 

o   Sick Leave-Employees accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month

 

o   Paid Holidays-Employees receive 11 paid holidays per year

               

o   Retirement-Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA)-Police Officers can retire once they have achieved 25-years of service. Civilian employees can retire once they have achieved 30-years of service

 

o   Insurance- The City of Carlsbad pays 75% of the employee’s health insurance benefit

 

o   Pay Incentives

o   Education

 

Associates Degree           $0.50 per hour

Bachelor’s Degree           $1.00 per hour

Master’s Degree              $1.50 per hour

 

Employees who hold a degree in a major field of study which corresponds directly with their classification/duties shall receive the following:

 

Associates Degree           $1.00 per hour

Bachelor’s Degree           $2.00 per hour

Master’s Degree              $3.00 per hour

 

o   Bi-lingual Employees and Employees fluent in sign-language shall receive $0.60 per hour

 

o   Specialty Pay-Employees shall receive $0.60 per hour for the following specialties with a cap of $2.40 per hour:

SRT Members                                                    Field Training Officers

Academy Certified Instructors                   Arson Investigators

Certified Hostage Negotiators                    Communication Training Officers

Polygraph Operator                                        Key Operator

Traffic Crash Reconstructionist                   Physical Fitness Instructor

Euthanasia Technician                                    Crimes Against Children (ICAC)

Cruelty Investigator                                        Armorer

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)                   Child Safety Technician

Certified Crime Scene Investigator           TAC Officer

 

o   Equipment Allowance

o   $1,500 to new certified officers upon completion of their probationary period for the purchase of firearms, leather, handcuffs and other equipment and accessories.

o   $1,500 to officers hired as lateral transfers upon completion of their training period for the purchase of firearms, leather, handcuffs and other equipment and accessories.

o   Uniforms are provided by the Department and employees will receive the following wages for uniform upkeep and equipment replacement:

·         Detectives                                  $0.94 per hour

·         Patrol Officers                           $0.35 per hour

·         Animal Control                          $0.40 per hour

·         Dispatch/Records                    $0.43 per hour