A service aide is an entry-level position at the police department, who wish to become a law enforcement officer. In order to become a police service aide, you will need:
- To be 18 years old.
- A valid driver’s license, and obtain a New Mexico driving license in 30 days of your hiring date.
- A high school diploma (or a GED).
- No past criminal activity records or felony convictions.
- No misdemeanor arrests or convictions in the last 3 years.
- No DWI convictions in the last 5 years. Multiple DWIs in the past 10 years is disqualified for the post.
- No marijuana use in over 6 months.
- No illegal drug use in the past 3 years.
Further requirements for service aides in the police department will require these tests:
- Test of upper body strength. The applicant will need to do a number of push-ups in 1 minute. A minimum of 15 is required.
- A 1.5-mile run in minimum 15 minutes.
- A 300-meter run in 71 seconds.
- A test of muscular endurance, in which 27 minimum sit-ups have to be performed in a minute.
Other requirements include:
- Interest card
- City entrance exam
- Medical exam and drug screen
- Nelson Denny exam
- Physical fitness test
- Written psychological exam
- Polygraph exam
- Background investigation
- Psychological interview
- Employment application
- Chief’s selection board