FARMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
900 MUNICIPAL DR.
FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO 87401
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Updated: July 31, 2019
Job Classification: Entry and Lateral Police Officer
The Farmington Police Department is currently hiring Entry Level and Lateral Police Officers! All candidates must complete FrontLine National testing through National Testing Network AND submit a department application, located here.
Salary Information: $23.75-$31.75 per hour based on years certified
Benefit Information: For an extensive list of benefits, please see the Benefits page http://fpdnm.org/511/Salary-Benefits
Candidate Contact: Brandon DownsTraining Officer505firstname.lastname@example.org
The Farmington Police Department is dedicated to a safe community through professional law enforcement.
The Farmington Police Department is an internationally accredited and progressive law enforcement agency committed to maintaining the highest standards of personal and organizational integrity while providing our community with a superior level of service.Department challenges are met by remaining responsive to community needs, employing innovative crime-fighting strategies, implementing state-of-the-art technology, and providing leadership to our young officers through effective crime prevention and intervention programs.
Come for the adventure, stay for life!
There are many reasons to consider relocating or retiring to Farmington. A community of our size, roughly 45, 000 people, is the best of both worlds. Small enough to have the warm, inviting small town feel but large enough to have the amenities and comforts of a city much larger. Farmington is the retail hub for a large radius around us and into neighboring states. Because of this, it provides a great variety of shopping resources. Let Farmington jolt your life journey!
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Population: City 45,000/Metro Area 80,000
Citizenship Required: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid NEW MEXICO Driver's License: Yes, or able to get
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Yes, or correctable to 20/20
Academy Certification: Will provide if entry level, lateral certification allowed for all other states
Prior Experience: Not required
Benefits Education Incentive
Associates: $1,500 a year
Bachelors: $2,000 a year
Masters: $2,500 a year
Longevity based on years of service
5 Years: $1,040 per year
6 Years: $1,560 per year
7 - 9 Years: $2,080 per year
10 -14 Years: $2,600 per year
15 - 17 Years: $3,120 per year
18+ Years: $5,200 per year.
25-year retirement at 70% of high five-year average salary with the ability to reach 95% with additional service years. Retirement is provided through the New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA). The employee contributes 13.80%.
Shift Differential is provided to officers who work either swing shifts or graveyard shifts. Shift differential is calculated toward PERA contributions.
Swing Shift 4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
$1,560 per year
Graveyard Shift 10:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.
$3,120 per year
Vacation / Sick Leave
Vacation and holiday pay accrual for sworn employees starts at 160 hours of vacation and 96 hours of sick leave per year. At the beginning of the employee's sixth year, vacation accrual increases to 200 hours per year and increases again in the 15th year to 240 hours per year.
Life insurance coverage is paid by the city for employee’s at one and half times their annual salary. Supplemental life policies are also available.
Deferred compensation companies are offered.
Group health coverage is offered. Single and family premiums are offered on a biweekly pay period. Retiree health benefits are available.
Tax Adjustment for Benefits
Contribution to retirement, deferred compensation and health coverage is considered an adjustment before taxes, therefore lowering tax burden.
Take home vehicle
Paid PT time
Paid lunch hour
Most advanced training in the area
Department issued cell phone
Department issued uniform and equipment including, firearm, vest, and boots
Tuition assistance for college classes
Lateral Police Officer Pay
$5,000 Signing Bonus for out of state lateral
$15,000 Signing Bonus for New Mexico Certified
Non-Certified Entry Police Officer Pay
$3,000 Hiring bonus to be paid upon successful completion of the hiring process
Years of Experience
Salary ranges based on experience