New Mexico State Police

Recruit Training

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Imagine a role where every day brings a new challenge, where you’re not just teaching, but molding the future of law enforcement in New Mexico. At the New Mexico State Police Academy, we pride ourselves on our para-military standard of training. Here, instructors don’t just teach; they challenge, motivate, and mentor. Witness the transformation of recruits over an intense 18-week journey, evolving from recruit to New Mexico State Police Officers ready to uphold the law and protect our communities.

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The New Mexico State Police Training Bureau is more than just a training ground; it’s the heart of our force. Our mission is to provide both initial and ongoing training, reflecting the dynamic needs of modern policing. In an ever-changing environment, we ensure our officers are equipped with the latest knowledge, skills, and ethos. We’re not just training officers; we’re building the future of the New Mexico State Police.


Joining the Training Bureau is a decision to be at the forefront of law enforcement training. It’s about being part of a team dedicated to excellence and the continued professionalism of the New Mexico State Police. It’s about taking on one of the most challenging yet rewarding assignments of your career. And, above all, it’s about the pride in watching a recruit, under your guidance, transform into a State Police Officer, ready to serve and protect. supplies to our officers, and we work closely with them to understand their needs and make sure they have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to play a critical role in equipping our officers for success and helping them make a difference in their communities. If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a New Mexico State Police Officer and joining our Training and Recruiting Bureau, reach out to our recruiting team today.

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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.