New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 10 - PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 29 - LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
Part 6 - CERTIFICATION BY WAIVER
Section 10.29.6.8 - REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICERS
Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 18, September 27, 2022
A. To be eligible for certification by waiver of basic training, such applicants shall be required to successfully meet all qualifications for police officer admission as set forth in Section 29-7-6 NMSA 1978 (Repl. Pamp. 1997).
B. All applicants must submit a required two-part application packet.
C. Once an applicant has successfully met the aforementioned requirements, the applicant shall complete one of the following paths to successfully meet the certification requirements:
D. Applicants will have two opportunities to successfully pass the LEOCE. If an applicant is unable to pass the LEOCE after two attempts he or she will be required to attend and pass the basic police officer training program.
E. For the purposes of certification by waiver of previous training, pursuant to Section 29-7-10 NMSA 1978 (Repl. Pamp. 1997), the academy board has adopted the following formula to be applied to individuals who have not completed a comparable basic training program: applicants will be given credit for previous certified law enforcement experience at the rate of 40 hours per year for each year of service, up to but not to exceed 10 years, for a total of 400 hours, and the applicant will receive credit for advanced training, up to but not to exceed 400 hours. Applicant experience and training must be equivalent to the current minimum standards of training curriculum in effect at the time of application, unless such deficiencies are covered in the certification by waiver program.
11-25-89, 1-30-93, 10-1-97, 1-1-98, 1-1-99, 6-1-99, 12-31-99; 10.29.6.8 NMAC - Rn, 10 NMAC 29.6.8, 7/1/01; A, 01/01/04; A/E, 8/1/12, Adopted by New Mexico Register, Volume XXVII, Issue 21, November 15, 2016, eff. 11/15/2016