The Las Cruces Police Department is now accepting applications for Police Service Aides — a new non-commissioned position intended to handle low-priority and non-hazardous calls for service.
LCPD hopes to fill three full-time and three part-time positions which will help direct traffic, take misdemeanor reports that have no suspect information, perform routine patrols, conduct non-injury crash investigations, assist commissioned officers and perform other community outreach in support of the Las Cruces Police Department.
“We’re excited to move forward with this new program that represents the achievement of one of the strategic results for our PEAK strategic business plan,” Chief Patrick Gallagher said in a news release. “We anticipate our police service aids will help be the eyes and ears for the department. They will extend our reach into the community and allow commissioned officers to focus more on felony incidents and calls for service that are of greater significance.”
LCPD officers respond to approximately 145,000 calls for service each year.
Candidates for the new PSA program must have, at a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years old at the time of hire. Applicants must also have:
• No felony convictions.
• No misdemeanor convictions within the last three years.
• No convictions of a domestic violence crime.
• No use of marijuana in the last six months and no use of any other illegal drug within the last three years.
Salary for the new PSA positions begins at $14.07 per hour plus City of Las Cruces benefits. Successful applicants will undergo a four-week academy that’s anticipated to begin in late April.
Additional details and information on how to apply can be found online at governmentjobs.com/careers/lascruces. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31.