SHERIFF’S OFFICE CAREERS

Selection Process

Cadet Graduation

  • 100 Question Multiple Choice Exam (Cadet Applicant Only)
  • Physical Agility (Cadet Applicant Only)
    It is recommended that you prepare yourself ahead of time to ensure that you can make the times for each portion of the test. See criteria below.
  • Oral Board Interview
    Interview consists of interview panel of approximately 3 individuals from the Sheriff’s Office and Human Resources.
  • Background Investigation
    Your background investigation will be conducted by a member of the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Examination
    A pre-employment screening will take place before applicant is allowed to begin employment.

Physical Agility Test Criteria

FITNESS STANDARDS FOR BASIC POLICE OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY ENTRANCE

Prior to entering a Basic Police Officer Training (BPOT) program the student must demonstrate a minimum fitness level as measured by the following battery of four tests listed below. Each student will be tested two weeks prior to the first day of the training program.

Those students who do not meet the minimum standard in all tested categories will be dismissed and rescheduled for a subsequent academy.

  • Upper Body Strength
    1-Minute Maximum, Number of Push-Ups: 15 repetitions
  • Muscular Endurance
    1-Minute Maximum, Number of Sit-Ups: 27 repetitions
  • Aerobic Power
    1.5-Mile Run, 15:54 (minutes: seconds)
  • Anaerobic Power
    300-Meter Run, 71.0 seconds

Academy

Sheriff’s Deputy Cadets will be required to attend a 16-week academy through the NM Department of Public Safety (DPS).  Lateral hires may be required to attend the Certification by waiver through DPS if necessary.

Cadet Academy Graduation