taking care of those who serve

Benefits and pay

Life. Health. Wellness.

NMSP BENEFITS

  • Health & Dental Insurance – Comprehensive and competitive plans, with options for vision and pre-paid legal services
  • Life & Disability Insurance – $50,000 per DPS employee, with an additional $25,000 for being an NMSP Officer
  • Option to purchase additional supplemental life insurance
  • Annual Leave can bank up to 240 hours per year
  • Duty Injury Leave – Allowance of up to 1440 paid hours for work-related injury/illness that occurs while performing non-administrative law enforcement duties
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LEARNING MORE ABOUT

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

The New Mexico State Police Uniform is iconic, surrounded by tradition, but also comes with a bit of maintenance and upkeep. Learn more about what that entails.

Where do I get my initial uniforms and gear?
  • All initial uniforms and equipment are provided
How do I buy and pay for new uniforms and equipment?
  • Commissioned Officers receive a uniform allowance of $500 twice per year for the purchase of uniform items. In addition to the clothing allowance, we also operate a limited quartermaster system to assist in replacing damaged or broken uniforms and equipment.
Do officers get to take home their vehicles?

Yes they do!

THE GOLDEN YEARS

NMSP RETIREMENT

  • 25-year retirement at 75%, with the ability to earn up to 90% with longevity
  • No maximum age limit to start your career, no age requirement to retire
  • Optional New Mexico 457 Plan (Deferred Compensation)
  • Please contact Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico for questions about retirement service credit and benefits
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WHAT ELSE TO CONSIDER

Other incentives

Wherever you may go

learn about duty stations around the state

You’re going to go places in your career – in more ways than one! Keep exploring to learn about the different locations you may experience during your time with the New Mexico State Police.

FOR YOU. FOR YOUR FAMILY.

The New Mexico State Police offers a rewarding career with many opportunities for promotions. Learn more about what it takes to join our ranks by filling out the quick form. 

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