Part of Something Greater

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

Everybody needs a job, but most of us are aching for more — a career that can help people and make the world a better place, while also providing the structure and tools to succeed and grow. You might think college is the only route to professional success. The truth is, there are many paths you can take. Some of those routes may even end up being something you never considered or immediately ruled out because of misconceptions and false assumptions about the demands and responsibilities of the job: like a career in law enforcement or corrections.

Every day, people are improving their lives and the lives of those around them simply by doing their job.


As a law enforcement officer, you can be a positive force for change in your communities. Ensuring the safety and security of those around you
not only enhances the public’s sense of wellbeing, but it also creates a trickle-down effect on every aspect of society.

Being a police officer is both rewarding and gratifying. That’s because it’s not just a paycheck, it’s a career. You don’t punch in and do your shift. You protect and serve. Your actions affect your community in so many positive ways.

You will be surprised by just how much you can do to improve the lives of those around you. Your good works will help the needy, protect the vulnerable, and make your friends and family proud.

A career with the New Mexico State Police is tough and challenging. It will tax you emotionally, physically, and mentally.

You will work hard. You will think harder. You will give more than you ever thought you had to offer. You will become part of something greater by answering a calling to the service of others – friends, family, and fellow New Mexicans.

Are you prepared?

I want to learn more about becoming a NMSP officer.

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NMSP Crime Stoppers Coloring Book

We want to thank the community for helping build the New Mexico State Police coloring book, we had so many wonderful entries! Check out the winners of the coloring book contest, download it today and enjoy spending some creative family time coloring these awesome...

The NMSP Spotlight –
Officer Leticia Ferran

She’s a newly-graduated New Mexico State Police officer, a mother to a special-needs child and a survivor. In this NMSP Spotlight article, we introduce you to Officer Leticia Ferran.

The NMSP Spotlight –
Officer Bobbie Terrazas

She’s a New Mexico State Police officer, a wife and mother and a courageous breast cancer warrior. In this NMSP Spotlight article, we introduce you to Officer Bobbie Terrazas.

Do You Know Someone

Do you know someone who would also thrive in a career in law enforcement? If so, perhaps now is the time to give the gift of opportunity.

Everyday Fitness

How do you attain and maintain optimal physical fitness? The trick is consistency and discipline. You don’t need to push yourself until you burn out.

We Are Family

At NMSP, we depend and lean on each other. We are a family who looks out for each other, both on duty and off.

Part of Something Greater

Being a police officer is both rewarding and gratifying. You will be surprised by just how much you can do to improve the lives of those around you.

You Are What You Eat

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Instead of restrictive diets, the trick is to focus less on deprivation and more on making better choices. Why does diet matter? Because proper nutrition will give you more energy, boost your mood, and help you stay physically fit – all important factors for succeeding as a law enforcement officer.

New Day, New Opportunity

Right now, many people are facing uncertainty and even unemployment. In this environment, we need qualified candidates more than ever. With so much of the future unpredictable right now, it makes sense to pursue a stable career path as you head towards a prosperous future.

NMSP Officer Saves an Infant’s Life

When you’re wearing our uniform, every day can hold an opportunity to save lives. One such opportunity presented itself to Officer Mario Herrera last month. Herrera sprang into action and snatched an infant from the jaws of death.