The Las Cruces Police Department is hosting a pair of Physical Training Practice Courses Saturday morning for those interested in a career in law enforcement.
LCPD recruiters will host the Physical Fitness Practice Courses for prospective applicants at two locations beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 17. The courses will be held at the running tracks at Centennial High School and at Onate High School. Prospective police cadet applicants can participate at either location. Participants should anticipate their test to last about one hour.
The testing will be held in one-hour increments starting at 7 a.m. and at 8 a.m. Applicants should arrive well before PT test they choose to attend. Prospective applicants are encouraged to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the four physical fitness standards set by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. The basic entry standards – the same for men and women – include:
- 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes, 14 seconds or less.
- 300 meter dash in 71 seconds or less.
- Minimum 27 sit-ups in less than 1 minute.
- Minimum 15 pushups in less than 1 minute.
Recruiters will be available to answer questions about the Academy and life as a law enforcement officer. LCPD’s academy is tentatively set to begin in January 2022 but applications must be received by July 4, 2021. Early submission of applications is encouraged.
Applications for Police Cadet will be accepted through July 4 and can be completed online. Information about the Academy, and a link to the job description, can be found by clicking the “Recruitment” tab at www.CLCPD.com.
Prospective applicants can chat with a recruiter by texting “JoinLCPD” to 5753766817.