Minimum Requirements

Must be 21 years of age at time of employment.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Must be in excellent health with no conditions which would restrict ability to effectively perform the duties of a Public Safety Officer.
20 / 30 normal depth perception. Satisfactory color vision required.
Conduct Must have no felony convictions, history of criminal activity, improper conduct, or a poor driving record which affect suitability for law enforcement work. No Driving While Intoxicated convictions in the past five years and not more than one in your lifetime. A valid New Mexico driver’s license with a good driving record is required within 30 days of hire.


  • Applications for employment may be obtained during regular business hours at the City Personnel Office:
    1376 E 9th Street
    Alamogordo, NM 88310
  • Applicants must submit a current driving record with their application. Individuals passing a preliminary background and license check will be notified on time and location of testing site.
  • Applicants must pass each phase of the testing process in order to proceed to the next phase.