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Community Service Program

The Community Service Program is designed to help people who can not pay their fines.  Any defendant that owes money to the Municipal Court has the opportunity to work off their fines through community service if the defendant is physically able to perform manual labor.  If the defendant is pregnant, has Dr. orders not to work, or is on disability, the defendant may not be allowed to complete community service.

Community service hours may only be completed at pre-approved work sites.  Credit for hours worked will only apply to the fine portion of the penalty assessed.  The fee portion must be paid.  Fines will be credited through community service at $8.00 per hour of worked performed.  It is the defendant's responsibility to log their hours, have them signed off by the work site supervisor, and turn the signed community service log into the Municipal Court on or before the completion date.

Before the defendant is allowed to work, he/she will be required to sign a community service agreement.  This community service agreement contains the following 6 rules and regulation.

  1. The Defendant must return completed hour to the Municipal Court in Order to receive credit for community service.
  2. Community service must be completed by the end date.  Only Municipal Court can grant a 2 week extension.
  3. No Benefits:  You are not considered an employee of the City of Alamogordo, the Municipal Court, or the agency to which your are assigned or their respective employee and agents.  You shall not be entitled to worker's compensation, unemployment benefits, or any other benefits otherwise provided by the law to employees.
  4. Release of Liability:  By signing this form your are aware that the City of Alamogordo, its Municipal Court, or any agency to which you are assigned, and their respective employees and agents will not be held liable.  That by signing this form you are releasing them from any liability for any injuries that you may sustain while doing your community service.
  5. Proper safety equipment must be supplied by the employer in order for you to complete your tasks safely.  If proper safety equipment is not supplied, contact the Community Service Officer immediately.
  6. If you have any questions concerning your community service obligation, contact the Municipal Court Office at 575-439-4255.

You will be expected to work the hours and days assigned.  You will be asked to leave the job site immediately if job performance, attitude or unsatisfactory performance occurs.  Failure to report for work, failure to report on time or failure to accept direction will result in noncompliance and referred back to the Municipal Court for Contempt of Court.