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Albuquerque Police Department Announces Upcoming Testing Dates

Albuquerque is looking to hire outstanding police officers to serve our community

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Albuquerque Police Department is looking for dedicated individuals with hearts for service to become police officers in the upcoming 116th cadet class. The Department will host the below listed dates as an opportunity to test applicants:

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday May 13, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Testing on these dates includes a physical fitness and written exam.

To become an Albuquerque Police Officer a candidate must be at least 21 years old upon graduation from the academy, must be able to obtain a valid New Mexico driver’s license, must be a U.S. citizen, must have a high school diploma or GED, a felony free record, pass a background and psychological exam amongst other requirements.

Currently there are 36 APD cadets who will graduate from the Department’s academy in March, and the 115th cadet class which started in January currently has 29 cadets.

Anyone interested in applying for APD can visit or call (505) 343-5040.