To enroll in our Academy, you must meet all requirements for University admission. Additionally, you must be able to prove your eligibility to meet state certification qualifications before being accepted to our Academy (or any other New Mexico Academy). This means you will have to pass a physical examination, a psychological examination, and allow us to complete a background investigation. The examinations are at your expense and MUST be done according to state standards.
There is a substantial amount of information you must gather and submit prior to Academy admission. Applications should be submitted no later than October 30. Upon receipt of your application, we submit it to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for approval. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate (available from your birth state's Vital Records Bureau), a notarized copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate, a notarized copy of your form DD-214 (military veterans only), a notarized Xerox copy of your current driver's license, and, for naturalized citizens, a notarized copy of naturalization papers.
Additionally, DPS now requires you meet the physical fitness standards 2 weeks prior to attending the Academy. You will be notified of a date for physical fitness testing. Remember, you cannot attend the Academy if you do not meet these standards resulting in the loss of any funds you have paid for medical and psychological exams.
Gil Najar, Director
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