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Department Graduates 10 New Police Service Aides

There are 10 new Police Service Aides serving the City of Albuquerque today. The new members of the Department were sworn in by Chief Gorden E. Eden Jr., and are part of a bigger push by Mayor Richard J. Berry to increase the number of PSAs in Albuquerque. The graduates, 9 full-time and 1 part-time, all of which are men.

They graduated today following a 9 week academy and will do multiple weeks of continued on-the-job training before serving the community on their own.

PSAs are unarmed and assist with traffic control, report writing and other non-sworn public service duties.  An applicant must be at least 18 years old and earns $14.12 an hour.  PSAs can apply to become a police officer following two continuous years of duty.

Today’s graduates are from Socorro, Santa Domingo Pueblo and Albuquerque. We also have a first for the Albuquerque Police Department in graduating the oldest PSA at 53 years old.  He was also the most fit and the top cadet for the class.  Congratulations to the entire class for such a great accomplishment. 

To learn more or apply for the program visit www.apdonline.com.