New Mexico State Police

Emergency Response Team

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The Emergency Response Team (ERT) department of the New Mexico State Police Special Ops Bureau is a highly trained unit responsible for rapidly responding to emergency situations that require swift action. With specialized gear and tactics, our officers are equipped to handle a variety of high-stress emergencies, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career path, exploring the path to becoming an Emergency Response Team member with the New Mexico State Police could be the perfect opportunity.

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ERT is the largest specialty team in the department and responds to civil unrest, political events, and planned and unplanned protests. They also assist in case of natural disasters. ERT has been used to quell violent riots and can be called out for multiple days and nights. Regardless of political affiliation or personal beliefs, ERT is used to conserve and safeguard the constitution’s first amendment. The team focuses on protecting life and property during significant incidents of unrest and can provide large amounts of manpower to respond to any large-scale events.


As a member of ERT, officers have the opportunity to work with many officers around the state and take leadership roles during training and team callouts. They are relied on by many agencies around the state to restore peace to their municipalities, making it a fulfilling career choice for those with a passion for service and leadership. Team members often express their appreciation and love for the camaraderie and brotherhood that comes with being a part of ERT.

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There’s nothing more important that preparing your mind and body for the challenge ahead. Being prepared can sometimes be the difference between you or one of your fellow officers going home.

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What preparing for the NMSP Academy Looks like

From physical fitness training to academic support, we have everything you need to prepare for your future in law enforcement. Explore our resources today and get ready to take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career with the New Mexico State Police.

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Pay & Benefits of the New Mexico State Police

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package to our officers. From health insurance to retirement plans, we have everything you need to take care of yourself and your family. Visit our pay and benefits page to learn more.

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