Recruiting / Police Officer
The Clovis Police Department accepts applications only when when there is an open recruitment notice posted on the City of Clovis website here
The Clovis Police Department accepts applications from certified and non-certified applicants.
The minimum qualifications for all applicants are:
- A high school diploma or GED is required and completion of college-level courses is desirable.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must be a United States citizen.
- Must have no felony convictions.
- Must have no convictions for domestic violence.
- Must have no DWI convictions within the past 5 years.
- Must not have a history of drug abuse within varying time frames depending on the drug type.
- Must posses, or be able to obtain, a valid New Mexico driver’s license and have a good driving record to meet insurance requirements.
Police Officer/ Non-Certified
Applicants are notified by mail letter, email or telephone of the test dates. Testing consists of a physical fitness test and a four part written test. It is strongly suggested that potential police officer applicants review the physical fitness standards (located at the bottom of this page) and test themselves as to their current ability to pass all of the minimum requirements as the fitness test can be very challenging. Successful candidates will then be given a background packet to take home and complete. Applicants that successfully pass the background screening will be contacted for an interview and other required testing.
Police Officer/ Certified (New Mexico)
Must posses a valid New Mexico Department of Public Safety Police Officer Certification.
Officers currently certified in New Mexico are not required to pass a physical fitness test. New Mexico Certified applicants will be given a background packet to take home and complete. Applicants that successfully pass the background screening will be contacted for an interview and other required testing.
Police Officer / Certified (Other States)
Must posses a valid Police Officer Certification from another state. Must be able to produce a training certificate showing hours attended at a basic law enforcement academy equal to or exceeding the current New Mexico requirement of 640 hours in order to qualify to attend the 1 week New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy’s Certification by Waiver Course.
Applicants are notified by mail letter, email or telephone of the test dates. Testing consists of a physical fitness test and a four part written test. Successful candidates will then be given a background packet to take home and complete. Applicants that successfully pass the background screening will be contacted for an interview and other required testing. (The New Mexico Department of Public Safety may allow officers certified in other states to attend a one (1) week Certification by Waiver Course, but this is dependent on the courses and hours of training received during the original states academy.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY POLICE APPLICANTS:
A. Qualifying military police must have successfully completed a basic military police course and completed a four (4) year enlistment as a military police officer in the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Air Force, or United States Navy. Persons serving in the United States Coast Guard and Department of Defense Police do not meet occupational requirements.
B. Individuals meeting the aforementioned qualifications must have successfully completed basic military training from one of the following military police courses for the military branch they served.
(1) U.S. Army after 9/1/2003.
(2) U.S. Marine Corps after 9/1/2003.
(3) U.S. Air Force after 9/1/2005.
(4) U.S. Navy after 9/1/2005.
C. Military occupational specialties or Air Force career classifications considered are:
(1) U.S. Army 95B, or 31B.
(2) U.S. Marine Corps 5811.
(3) U.S. Air Force 3PO51, or 3PO91.
(4) U.S. Navy Master at Arms, or NEC 9545 (completed NAVEDTRA 14137).
D. Individuals serving in the armed forces who have completed a basic military police course prior to the above dates, but had continuous military service in an approved MOS/AFC since completion of the military basic course, along with continuing educational courses may be considered. Applicants meeting this criterion will
be required to complete part I packet listing all schools and training to the NMLEA director for consideration.
E. All of the aforementioned military police applicants must attend the 40 hour certification by waiver training course and successfully pass the LEOCE with a score of 70% or better.
F. Applicants currently on active duty status must also submit a notarized letter from their current command attesting to their current status, records of any disciplinary actions, and a statement attesting the applicant is eligible for a general/honorable discharge.
G. Members who have only served in the national guard or reserves are not eligible for the certification by waiver program.
The PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST consists of four (4) basic fitness assessments. Each test has been scientifically validated by the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research (CIAR). The tests will be given in the following sequence, with a rest period between each test.
1. ONE (1) MINUTE SIT UP TEST: This is a measure of the muscular endurance of the abdominal muscles. It is an important area for performing police tasks that may involve the use of force and is an important area for maintaining good posture and minimizing lower back problems. The score is in the number of bent leg sit-ups performed in one (1) minute.
2. ONE (1) MINUTE PUSH-UP TEST: This is a measure of the fitness (strength and endurance) level of the muscle groups involved in the chest, upper arms and shoulder girdle. It is an important area for performing police tasks requiring upper body strength. The score is in the number of push-ups performed in one (1) minute.
3. ONE AND A HALF (1.5) MILE RUN: This is a timed run to measure the heart and vascular system capability to transport oxygen. It is an important area for performing police tasks involving stamina and endurance and to minimize the risk of cardiovascular problems. The score is in minutes and seconds
4. THE 300 METER RUN: is a timed measure for the strength of the legs