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Los Alamos County

Police Officer

Los Alamos, New Mexico


Los Alamos Police Department

PO Box 30

Los Alamos, NM 87544

Phone: 505-662-8040

Fax: 505-662-8000



Salary: $40,477 - $56,668

Population: 18,000 

Sworn Officers: 36 

Application Deadline: 1/25/08




Minimum Requirements for All Applicants:

  • HS Diploma or GED

  • At least 21 years of age

  • US Citizen

  • Successfully complete physical and psychological exams

  • Pass initial drug and alcohol screening and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening

  • NM drivers license within 30 days of employment and ability to maintain thereafter

  • No convictions for felonies, domestic violence or other crimes of moral turpitude

  • No convictions for DUI within the last 3 years

  • Submit to background investigation and FBI fingerprint check

  • NM Law Enforcement Certification within one year of employment

  • Must live within 40 statute miles of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building within six months


Los Alamos Police Department:

  • Academy paid at 40 hours plus some overtime

  • Uniforms provided by Department

  • Take home cars (after probationary period) for those residing in Los Alamos County

  • Physical agility requirements waived for laterals that are certifiable in NM

  • Court time paid at a minimum of 2 hours OT

  • Four 12-hour shifts followed by four days off


Los Alamos County Benefits:

  • Twenty year retirement for Police through the Public Employees Retirement Association

  • Los Alamos County Pension Plan (9% County Contribution, 1% Employee Contribution)

  • Optional 457  Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (County pays 80% for employee and dependents)

  • Life and long-term disability insurance

  • Flexible Spending Plan

  • Annual and sick leave

  • Paid holidays

  • Employee Wellness Program

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Appreciation Program


About Our Community


Situated at the base of the Jemez Mountains in beautiful northern New Mexico, the city of Los Alamos is a community of about 18,000 people.  Our community has a worldwide reputation for its scientific and technological research and development.    Recreational opportunities are nearly unlimited.  Los Alamos is home to Pajarito Ski Hill, the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, an 18-hole golf course, a Sportsmanís Club, an outdoor ice skating rink, numerous hiking and bike trails, and many organized sports leagues and events.  We are located within a short drive from the Jemez Mountain Recreation Area, Bandelier National Monument, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.  Cultural activities abound with concerts, art fairs and exhibits, lectures, dance performances and theater events scheduled nearly every day of the year.  Additionally, we are located near the culturally rich communities of Taos and Santa Fe.  Further information about our community can be found at



Application and full job information are available at:




By calling:


(505) 662-8040



Application deadline is January 25, 2008.  Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date and testing may occur throughout the recruiting period.



Los Alamos County is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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