It is the goal of the city and the Police Department to develop employee excellence at all levels of the organization. The City of Artesia Police Department's ideal candidate exemplifies its department's values, is a leader and role model, as well as a team player and problem solver. The ideal candidate will also be able to apply the concepts of community oriented policing while maintaining effective enforcement actions.
The department offers numerous benefits to successful candidates. These include lateral experience transfers up to the rank of Corporal (a NM certified officer with 4 years post academy experience and 300 advanced training hours), overtime over 40 hours per week, take home units, and uniforms/equipment issued by the department.
The Artesia Police Department strives to hire the best applicants for open positions.
See the general process used for testing, selection and hiring (PDF).
For a listing of available opportunities or if you would like to join our department, please visit our Jobs page.