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Las Cruces Police Department Academy wants you to join their team

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – The Las Cruces Police Department is looking for dynamic, service-oriented men and women to serve as peace officers as the agency grows.

Recruiters will be at Bassett Place on Saturday, March 12 from 10 am to 7 pm and at the Walmart on Rinconada in Las Cruces on Sunday, March 13 from 8 am to noon.

The department serves a community with more than 90,000 residents using state-of-the-art equipment and policing techniques to make a difference in the community.

Cadet candidates should be 21 years of age by the start of the police academy, be a US citizen, have a valid driver’s license, a valid high school diploma or GED, no misdemeanor convictions within the last three years, no felony or domestic violence convictions .

Physical fitness standards include run 1.5 miles in under 15 minutes, sprint 300 meters in under 71 seconds, complete 27 or more sit-ups in 60 seconds and 15 or more pushups in a minute. Upon successful completion of the physical fitness exam, a written exam will be scheduled.

You can meet with recruiters Saturday, March 12 at Bassett Place at 6101 Gateway BLVD W in El Paso and get more details on the full process for becoming a cadet. Recruiters will also be on hand Sunday, March 13 at the Walmart on Rinconada located at 3331 RInconada Blvd in Las Cruces.

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