Thank you for submitting your application. (If you have not yet submitted an application, click here.) Contact NMSP Recruiting at (505) 841-9226 to have your application screened by a recruiter if you have not already been contacted. Once a recruiter has screened your application, you can then be scheduled for a physical fitness and academic testing date.

The initial testing phase consists of the physical agility assessment and written examination, both of which are conducted on the day of scheduled testing. PT or workout attire is recommended for testing. You must also bring a valid driver’s license with you (can be from any state).

Testing requirements are as follows:

  • 1.5-mile run: 15:54 or less above 6,000’ elevation
  • 1.5-mile run: 15:14 or less below 6,000’ elevation
  • 300m sprint: 71 seconds or less
  • Pushups: 15 or more in 1 minute
  • Sit ups: 27 or more in 1 minute
  • *Written exam: Score of 70% or higher (The National POST exam, Form D)

After you have successfully completed the initial testing phase, the next phases are as follows:

  • Polygraph examination
  • Background investigation
  • Oral Panel review board
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Medical evaluation
  • Chief’s selection

We know the process may seem long and tedious, but it can go very quickly depending on your availability. The sooner you can be scheduled for your initial testing date and polygraph examination, the sooner we can get you scheduled for the next steps in the process. The oral panel review boards and psychological evaluations are done on the same day. The medical evaluations are done the day after. You do not have to be present for Chief’s selection. Out-of-state applicants will be required to make two trips into New Mexico in order to complete the process.

Prior to graduating from the Academy, the Chief makes every effort to station officers where they have requested to work, as he understands the importance of family and happiness. As a New Mexico State Police officer, you are not restricted to working in one small area. You will have the opportunity to work, live in, and explore areas throughout the state if you choose to.

We look forward to assisting you in your career with the New Mexico State Police. Thank you!

*If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in the testing process, please contact the DPS ADA Coordinator, Vanessa Willock, at (505) 827-9185 at your earliest opportunity (no later than four (4) weeks prior to your test date).

Other Testing Locations

These locations will test upon request.
(NOTE: Some dates may not be available.)

NMSP Alamogordo: 411 Tenth Street, Suite 101 – MapCall

NMSP Clovis: 812 West Sixth Street – MapCall

NMSP Deming: 3000 East Pine Street – MapCall

NMSP Farmington: 1025 West Navajo – MapCall

NMSP Gallup: 4200 E. Historic Highway 66 – MapCall

NMSP Las Cruces: 4055 Sonoma Ranch Boulevard – MapCall

NMSP Las Vegas: 520 South Commerce – MapCall

NMSP Roswell: 4207 West 2nd Street – MapCall

NMSP Socorro: I-25 Exit 152 – MapCall

Testing Dates

February

  • Wednesday, February 3rd
  • Saturday, February 6th
  • Wednesday, February 10th
  • Wednesday, February 17th
  • Saturday, February 20th
  • Wednesday, February 24th

March

  • Wednesday, March 3rd
  • Saturday, March 6th
  • Wednesday, March 10th
  • Wednesday, March 17th
  • Saturday, March 20th
  • Wednesday, March 24th
  • Wednesday, March 31st

April

  • Saturday, April 3rd
  • Wednesday, April 7th
  • Wednesday, April 14th
  • Saturday, April 17th
  • Wednesday, April 21st
  • Wednesday, April 28th

May

  • Saturday, May 1st
  • Wednesday, May 12th
  • Wednesday, May 19th
  • Saturday, May 22nd
  • Wednesday, May 26th
  • Saturday, May 29th

June

  • Wednesday, June 2nd
  • Wednesday, June 9th
  • Saturday, June 12th
  • Wednesday, June 16th
  • Saturday, June 18th
  • Wednesday, February 3rd
  • Saturday, February 6th
  • Wednesday, February 10th
  • Wednesday, February 17th
  • Saturday, February 20th
  • Wednesday, February 24th
  • Wednesday, March 3rd
  • Saturday, March 6th
  • Wednesday, March 10th
  • Wednesday, March 17th
  • Saturday, March 20th
  • Wednesday, March 24th
  • Wednesday, March 31st
  • Saturday, April 3rd
  • Wednesday, April 7th
  • Wednesday, April 14th
  • Saturday, April 17th
  • Wednesday, April 21st
  • Wednesday, April 28th
  • Saturday, May 1st
  • Wednesday, May 12th
  • Wednesday, May 19th
  • Saturday, May 22nd
  • Wednesday, May 26th
  • Saturday, May 29th
  • Wednesday, June 2nd
  • Wednesday, June 9th
  • Saturday, June 12th
  • Wednesday, June 16th
  • Saturday, June 18th