Alamogordo Police Department

Now Hiring

Police Officers

Salaries start at $20.00 per hour for non-certified (trainee) officers. ($43,680.00 annually.) Certified officers' starting pay is from $27.00 to $29.51, depending on qualifications. ($58,968 to $64,449 annually.)

Hiring Incentives

Now offering new increased incentives. Up to $20,000 for uncertified officers and up to $25,000 for certified officers. Call the Human Resources office, 575-439-4399, for more information. 

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Available to non-probationary officers: college degree, bilingual, field training officer, physical fitness. 

Paid Time Off (PTO)

21.5 days per year. (PTO begins accruing upon hire, however, it is not available for use in your first six months of employment.)


Both single and family health and dental plans are available, with the City contributing 60% of the premium. Life, vision, and disability coverage are also available.

Retirement Plan

Officers are eligible for retirement after 25 years of service. The City pays 75% of employees' contributions. 

Read more details about APD salary and benefits.

Read more about the steps to becoming an APD Officer