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Select either Recruit School or Lateral Police Officer Class

Qualifications for Lateral Police Officer Class:

  1. Minimum of 2 years of law enforcement experience as a certified officer.
  2. If you are currently separated from law enforcement, this separation must not have exceeded one year in length.
  3. Active duty military police may qualify for the NMSP Lateral School as well:
    • Active duty military must have successfully completed a basic military police course and completed a four (4) year enlistment as a military police officer in the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, or US Navy
    • Contact a NMSP recruiter for the recognized courses and occupational specialties/career classifications that qualify for the Lateral School.

All other applicants who do not fall within these qualifications may apply for the NMSP Recruit School.


Please answer the questions below:

Are you a citizen of the United States of America?  
Have you ever been convicted of any felony?