Salary & Benefits
Lateral Police Officer Pay
$5,000 Signing Bonus for out of state lateral
$15,000 Signing Bonus for New Mexico Certified
Non-Certified Entry Police Officer Pay
$3,000 Hiring bonus to be paid upon successful completion of the hiring process
|Years of Experience
Salary ranges based on experience
|Pay Per Hour
$22.80 - $31.29
Benefits Education Incentive
Associates: $1,500 a year
Bachelors: $2,000 a year
Masters: $2,500 a year
25-year retirement at 70% of high five-year average salary with the ability to reach 95% with additional service years. Retirement is provided through the New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA). The employee contributes 13.80%.
Shift Differential is provided to officers who work either swing shifts or graveyard shifts. Shift differential is calculated toward PERA contributions.
Vacation / Sick Leave
Vacation and holiday pay accrual for sworn employees starts at 160 hours of vacation and 96 hours of sick leave per year. At the beginning of the employee's sixth year, vacation accrual increases to 200 hours per year and increases again in the 15th year to 240 hours per year.
Life insurance coverage is paid by the city for
Deferred Compensation companies are offered.
Group health coverage is offered. Single and family premiums are offered
Tax Adjustment for Benefits
Contribution to retirement, deferred compensation
- 4/10 Workweek
- Take home vehicle
- Paid PT time
- Paid lunch hour
- Most advanced training in the area
- Department issued cell phone
- Department issued uniform and equipment including, firearm, vest, and boots
- Tuition assistance for college classes