Who can be a cop?

The Alamogordo Police Department is looking for individuals who care about their community and have a strong desire to give back. We value who you are and what you could bring to the job as an individual. The strength of our team comes from a diverse range of people, each with different backgrounds, experiences and interests, working towards the same goal of a safer community.

Alamogordo Police Officers are professionals who strive every day to provide the best possible service to our community, by implementing effective strategies that reduce crime and the fear of crime.  Each officer strives to serve their community at the highest level and recruits should possess the following values:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Proficiency
  • Pride
  • Wellness and Safety

Minimum Requirements

Must be 21 years of age at time of employment.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Must be in excellent health with no conditions which would restrict ability to effectively perform the duties of a Police Officer.
20 / 30 normal depth perception. Satisfactory color vision required.
Conduct and
additional requirements.
Applicant must have no felony convictions or history of criminal activity, improper conduct, or a poor driving record which affect suitability for law enforcement work.  

Any use of marijuana within the last six months, any use of cocaine within the last five years, any use of hallucinogenic drugs within the last ten years or a DWI within the last three years (with not more than one in your lifetime), will constitute an automatic disqualification for employment. 

A valid New Mexico driver's license with a good driving record is required within 30 days of hire.


  • Applications for employment may be obtained during regular business hours at the  
  • City Personnel Office:
    1376 E 9th Street
    Alamogordo, NM 88310
  • Applications for employment are also accepted online.
  • Applicants must submit a current driving record with their application. Individuals passing a preliminary background and license check will be notified of the time and location of the testing site.
  • Applicants must pass each phase of the testing process in order to proceed to the next phase.
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