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Police Officer cadet, I, II, III Job - Santa Fe Police Department - Santa Fe, New Mexico




April 17, 2013

Santa Fe Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer cadet, I, II, III
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 12/1/2020
Job Description
Under close supervision, this employee performs routine residential and commercial patrol.

Investigates motor vehicle accidents, crimes against property, and violent crimes.

Performs traffic control duties and traffic code enforcement to include issuing citations.

Conducts crime prevention activities.

Operates vehicles in routine and emergency situations.

Receives training in report preparation and other general duty police work.

May testify in court.

Must learn how to use specialized equipment, such as firearms, communications equipment, and computers.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, and the general public.

Ability to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.

Additional Information
Work is performed inside and outside, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.

May be subject to cuts, bruises, scrapes, burns, broken bones, insect and/or animal bites, germs, bacteria, viruses, environmental allergens, gases and fumes, VDT’s and CRT’s.

May require arduous physical exertion under vigorous and unusual conditions; must be able to drag 175 pounds for 15 feet.

Irregular work hours, nights, weekends, holidays, and on-call duty required.

Job Requirements
  • Age 20 yrs and six months minimum no max age
  • Education highschool
  • Experience none
  • Additional Requirement :
    Must have a High school diploma or equivalent; and must have a record clear of felony convictions or crimes involving moral turpitude.

    • Must have a good driving record.Must possess a valid Class D New Mexico driver’s license. If an applicant currently possesses an out of state driver’s license he/she must obtain a NM driver’s license within six (6) weeks after graduating the NMDPS Academy. Must be at least 21 years of age upon completion of the NMDPS Academy. Must be a United States citizen and establish New Mexico residence within six (6) months of hire date.

    Must successfully pass:

    • A written examination.
    • A series of physical agility tests.
    • An oral interview with selection committee.
    • A polygraph examination.
    • A background investigation.
    • A psychological examination as to whether the candidate is free of any mental or emotional condition which might adversely affect performance.
    • A complete medical examination.
    • A pre-employment drug screening test.

    The last phase is a Chief's selection board, only given if the applicant can pass all of the above phases.
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $19.11   hourly
    Academy Graduate: $19.11   hourly
    Lateral: $21.24   hourly
    Top Pay: $23.01   hourly

    Contact Information

    marvin paulk
    mlpaulk@santafenm.gov
    Santa Fe Police Department
    2515 Camino Entrada
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
    ph: (505)955-5007