New Mexico State Police


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As a part of the New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau. Our officers are highly trained and dedicated to upholding the law and protecting the citizens of the Land of Enchantment. Their mission is to run District Impact Operations, assist with narcotic operations, and manage surveillance takedowns. From routine traffic stops to high-speed pursuits, and other meaningful operations, our Patrol officers are prepared to respond to any situation.   


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 The life of a Patrol officer is always exciting. Patrol officers also work to build relationships with the communities they serve while maintaining a pulse on what’s happening in their communities. The Patrol unit of the New Mexico State Police is dedicated to utilizing the latest technology and innovative techniques to keep our roads safe. Our officers are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including radar and laser speed detection devices, in-car cameras, and portable breath testers. Some of their day-to-day operations include providing police services to the communities in New Mexico, such as drug interdiction, crime-directed patrols, domestic cases, burglaries, child abuse cases, and even handling DWI issues throughout the State of New Mexico. Additionally, we continuously explore new technologies and strategies to enhance our ability to serve the community and ensure public safety.


The New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau serves the citizens and visitors of New Mexico. This vast and remote land mass presents unique challenges to law enforcement. Our officers are committed to protecting and serving the people of New Mexico, no matter where they are in the state. The primary focus of the Uniform Bureau is to ensure the safety of the citizens of New Mexico and all travelers throughout the state, with a particular emphasis on rural areas. This is accomplished through visible traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, and community involvement.

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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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Ready to take the first step towards an exciting and meaningful career with the New Mexico State Police? Learn more about the process and start the application process today - Your future self will thank you.


Learn more about what it takes to become a New Mexico State Police Officer and talk to an officer about your future today.