Police Academy

Looking for a career that will offer you a lifetime of opportunities, challenge and excitement - LCPD wants you

To apply to become a Las Cruces Police officer through the LCPD Academy, visit this link to submit an application.

Applicants selected for a written and physical fitness tests must also submit a Personal History Statement and Physical Fitness Exam Waiver to the LCPD Academy. The Personal History Statement, Physical Fitness Exam Waiver and Primary Fitness Standards can be found online via the links below. The documents should be printed, completed, notarized and turned into the LCPD Academy as soon as possible.

LCPD Personal History Statement 

Physical Fitness Exam Waiver

2014 Primary Fitness Screening Standards 

The Las Cruces Police Department is a team of dedicated individuals who work with the community to create and maintain a safe, secure environment for our residents. We are a diverse organization reflecting the various cultures which exist here, and offering many different opportunities in which to promote the safety of the unique and growing community in which we live.

If you are a dynamic, service-oriented individual with a desire to make a difference in our community, consider a career opportunity with the Las Cruces Police Department.

We are looking for men and women to serve as peace officers in our rapidly expanding law enforcement agency. We serve a diverse community of more than 90,000 residents with state-of-the-art equipment and policing program that enables us to make a difference in the quality of life of our residents.

As a police recruit, you will receive training at our state accredited Law Enforcement Training Academy, including physical conditioning and a comprehensive curriculum of law enforcement instruction.

The LCPD Academy is Certified by the VA for GI Bill benefits


  • A comprehensive benefits package including education incentive, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave days
  • Worker's compensation, paid overtime or compensatory time
  • 25 year retirement plan and generous retirement savings programs
  • Promotional opportunities and special assignments
  • Excellent health care plans