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APPLICATION PROCESS

 

A place is waiting for you in our next Academy class! Don't delay, contact us now and begin the process that will reward you with an interesting and exciting career as a law enforcement officer!

 

Entrance Requirements:

  Be a U.S. citizen     Pass a background check
  Be at least 18 years old     Pass psychological exam
  Hold a valid driver's license     Pass physical fitness test
  Be admitted to the University     Pass a medical exam
  Hold a H.S. diploma or G.E.D.     Pass reading and writing exam

 

 

Entrance Procedures:

  1. Complete the application for admission for WNMU. (Apply online)
  2. Take the COMPASS test (reading & writing) and submit test scores to the Academy.
  3. Complete the Police Academy's application below and apply for admission.

 

How to Apply


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.

 

Need assistance?
Contact:

 

Gil Najar, Director
Phelps Dodge 238
(575) 538-6266

najarg@wnmu.edu
 

 

Files You Need


1. Here is a Student Checklist to help you in your enrollment process. Student Checklist

These forms are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, and can be opened using the free Adobe® Reader® software.

 

2. Submit the application form to enroll today! WNMU Forms (PA1)
 

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