Police Officer

City Of Carlsbad   Carlsbad, NM   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 13, 2024
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Police Officer

This position will be full-time, working no less than 40 hours per week.

  • The department is seeking community-oriented, articulate individuals to provide police services to the citizens of Carlsbad.  
  • The selection process will involve several phases including a written test, physical fitness evaluation, oral review board, and an extensive background investigation.


  • U.S. citizenship, 21 years of age at the time of academy graduation.  
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and good driving record.  
  • No prior felony convictions and background free of disqualifying criminal activity.  
  • Vision is correctable to 20/20, hearing, physical strength, flexibility, maneuverability, and cognitive and mental abilities are sufficient to perform the classification's essential functions.  
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.  
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays including overtime as required.  
  • A good work history is essential.

Starting Hourly Pay Rate:

  • $26.24 for uncertified officers.
  • Certified Police Officers with less than two (2) years of experience will be paid $29.52, which will increase to $32.80 one year after hire.
  • The salary for Certified Police Officers with a minimum of two (2) years' experience shall be $32.80 to $35.42, depending on the length and type of previous certified experience.

Certified Officers are encouraged to apply.  Candidates for uncertified positions will be notified of testing dates when scheduled by the Carlsbad Police Department.

To be considered for this position, click to apply online, apply at the City Municipal Building, 101 N. Halagueno, or respond to the City of Carlsbad, Personnel Department, P.O. Box 1569, Carlsbad, NM 88221.

Applicants must include a completed City of Carlsbad employment application, a driving record from the Motor Vehicle Department, and a police report from the Carlsbad Police Department. Resumes are not required but may be included if desired.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


City Of Carlsbad

101 N Halagueno St
Carlsbad , NM