Public Safety & Homeland Security

Do You Have What it Takes to be an LCPD Officer?

A practice test will assess participants in the New Mexico Department of Public Safety basic entry standards for law enforcement.

by Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. / June 2, 2017
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(TNS) - Nine days remain to submit applications for the Las Cruces Police Department’s 47th training academy. Applications, which must be filed electronically through the city’s Human Resources website, are due no later than Sunday, June 11.

LCPD is holding its second and final physical fitness practice test at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Field of Dreams. The test is not mandatory but allows applicants to self-evaluate their physical fitness prior to the final test held for all successful applicants.

The practice test will assess participants in the New Mexico Department of Public Safety basic entry standards for law enforcement, which include:

1.5 mile run in 15 minutes, 14 seconds or less.

300 meter dash in 71 seconds or less.

Minimum 27 sit-ups in less than 1 minute.

Minimum 15 pushups in less than 1 minute.

Laptop computers will be available at the practice test site for those who wish to apply for the academy.

LCPD’s academy is tentatively set to begin Nov. 27, 2017.

For information on salary, benefits and application requirements, visit www.CLCPD.com and follow the “Recruiting and Training Academy” link.

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