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City to Welcome 18 New Police Service Aides

35th PSA Class to Graduate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The 35th Police Service Aide class will graduate Thursday, August 17th at 1:30 p.m. at the Rodger A. Hoisington Jr. Albuquerque Police Training Academy located at 5412 2nd Street Northwest.

After completing an eight week training academy, eight women and ten men will join the Albuquerque Police Department as Police Service Aides. Four of the soon-to-be graduates are children of current or retired APD officers including the daughter of the current Southeast Area Commander Jon Griego.

7 of the 18 graduates are Native New Mexicans. One of the graduates was born in Mexico, moved to the United States in 2008 and is now a United States citizen.

Four of the new PSAs will be working part time which is a newer imitative under Mayor Richard J. Berry and Chief Gorden Eden.

Police Service Aides are unarmed and assist with traffic control, property crime 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.

The graduates will go on to complete six weeks of on the job training before being hitting the streets on their own.

WHAT: 35th PSA Graduation

DATE: Thursday, August 17th

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 5412 2nd Street Northwest – 2nd and Montano