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Posted on: April 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] LCPD Recruiting in El Paso on Wednesday

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Las Cruces Police Department recruiters will be in El Paso on Wednesday, April 21 participating in the Law Enforcement Hiring Expo, sponsored by Reliant Hiring Solutions.

The Law Enforcement Hiring Expo will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the El Paso Marriott Hotel, 1600 Airway Boulevard, 
Las Cruces police recruiters will be available to meet prospective applicants and answer questions about the Academy and life as a law enforcement officer.

LCPD’s academy is tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2022, but applications must be received by July 4, 2021. Early submission of applications is encouraged.

The starting salary for Las Cruces Police Department cadets – those who are accepted into the academy – is $16.50 an hour. Upon graduation from the 22-week academy, officer trainees earn $18.83 per hour and are eligible for a $4,000 retention bonus. Officer trainees who successfully complete their one-year probationary status earn a salary of $22.94 per hour.

Prospective applicants can chat with an LCPD recruiter by texting “JoinLCPD” to 575/376-6817.

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

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