- Sheriff's Office
- Must have reached 21st birthday prior to the graduation from the academy
- Must be a United States Citizen*
- Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
- Must pass a modified physical agility test
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Any convictions of domestic violence.
- DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
Any conviction for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs within the last three (3) years.
- BAD DRIVING HISTORY
A noticeable pattern of traffic citations, arrests, and/or convictions within the last three (3) years. These include, but are not limited to: red light violations, stop sign violations, speeding, reckless driving, careless driving, etc.
- NO DRIVER’S LICENSE
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Out of state applicants must obtain a New Mexico driver’s license within thirty (30) days of being hired.
- ILLEGAL DRUG USE
Any illegal drug use or possession within the last three (3) years or five (5) years for hard drugs, as well as any noticeable pattern of illegal drug use.
- EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Any indication of a pattern of unsatisfactory employment history.
- FINANCIAL HISTORY
Any history of chronic or recurring financial problems indicating an unwillingness or inability to live within his or her own financial means (filing of bankruptcy alone is NOT a disqualification).
Any deliberate misstatement of facts and intentional or unintentional omission of facts, during any part of the selection process.