The Lovington Police department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer. We are taking applications for Certified and Uncertified officers. We strongly encourage out of state applicants since the State of New Mexico offers (CBW) Certification by Waiver for officers who have been out of service for 8 years or less in any state.
We offer a comprehensive package including health, dental, uniform cleaning, partial gym membership and PERA retirement. Our starting pay for an uncertified officer is currently $18.01 per hour. Once you have successfully completed the NMLEA police academy, you will receive pay increase to $21.10 per hour. We offer a take home car policy and overtime pay/comp time available. Currently the patrolmen work a 12 hour shift, on a 56 day rotation which includes every other weekend off. Also included are eleven (11) paid holidays, sick leave and vacation time. Sick leave and vacation are accrued on a monthly bases and eligible for 80 hours vacation time off after a year of employment.
Interested candidates should go to www.lovington.org, click on the departments tab, Police Department, then scroll down to the hyperlink "Police Application". You may also contact Sgt. Jeff Herweg, Training/Recruiting at 575-441-4598. We are looking to fill several openings over the next 90 days.