Three Step

Application Process

Step 1

Fill out your application and choose one of the available testing dates.

Current Openings (all testing currently 2 days)

  • February 6-7 2021
  • February 10-11, 2021
  • February 16-17, 2021
  • February 18-19, 2021
  • March 6-7, 2021
  • March 27-28, 2021

Step 2

For testing the following will be completed:

  • City entrance exam
  • Personal history statement
  • Physical abilities test
  • Nelson Denny exam
  • Additional documents
  • Becoming a Police Officer

Step 3

After testing, you will be assigned a background detective and will complete the following.

  • Written psychological exam
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological assessment
  • Chief’s selection
  • Executive review
  • City of Albuquerque employment application
  • Medical exam and drug screen

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Diplomatic

Can you de-escalate a situation and enjoy establishing relationships?

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When you’re on a mission, nothing else matters.

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Do you catch the small details that others might miss?

Administrative

Are you naturally organized and have an understanding of processes?

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Meet the

Recruiting Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Rahimi

Alex Rahimi

Recruiter/Detective

Alex Rahimi joined the Recruiting unit in October of 2019.  Alex has been with APD since 2013 and spent the majority of his career in the Field Service Bureau responding to calls for service from the community.  During that time, he received certifications as a Field Training Officer, C.A.R.E. Officer (Child Abuse Response), and Enhanced Crisis Intervention!  Alex is now a Detective and works in the Recruiting Unit. Contact Alex so he can share his experiences to help you make an informed decision. Alex would also love to hear your story!

Michelle English

Michelle English

Recruiter/Detective

Michelle English joined APD almost 16 years ago.  She spent 6 years as a patrol officer before transferring to the Crimes Against Children Unit (CACU) where she worked diligently to protect victims of child abuse.  After spending 5 years in CACU,  Michelle transferred to the Child Exploitation Detail (CED) for three years.  While in CED and CACU, she was a part-time collateral Background Investigator and member of the Honor Guard.  In 2018, Michelle transferred to the Recruiting Unit.  Michelle is driven to help you join the best department in the nation!

Tim Wolffbrandt

Tim Wolffbrandt

Recruiter/Detective

Tim Wolffbrandt is a full-time recruiter and does part time duty with the APD Bomb Unit.  Detective Wolffbrandt responds to some of the most dangerous calls an officer can face but does so to protect the citizens of Albuquerque!  Detective Wolffbrandt not only serves our City, he also serves the country as a member of the Air National Guard.  Contact Detective Wolffbrandt to learn more!

James Demsich

James Demsich

Recruiter/Detective

James Demsich has been with APD since 2007. He has worked extensively in the Field Service Bureau.  Detective Demsich was a Field Training Officer, Emergency Response Team Member, Collateral Diver, and a Bicycle Officer.  Detective Demsich has a wealth of knowledge to share and wants to help you get your career started with APD.  Give him a call to get more info!

Richard Garcia

Richard Garcia

Recruiter/Civilian

Richard Garcia retired from the Albuquerque Police Department in 2011.  He now works part-time as a civilian recruiter.  Prior to his retirement he worked in a variety of units including Narcotics, Vice Unit, Bike Unit, and the Field Service Bureau.  He came to APD as a Lateral Officer from Los Lunas.  He wants to continue to serve by bringing in qualified applicants like you!

Peter Silva

Peter Silva

Recruiting Unit Sergeant

Sergeant Peter Silva joined the Police Department in 2005 and the Recruiting Unit in 2020.  During his career he has been a Field Investigator, Field Training Officer, Emergency Response Team Member, and has had collateral duties as a C.A.R.E Officer and Enhanced Crisis Intervention Officer. Sergeant Silva was also a member of several community policing initiatives such as the Police and Communities Together Unit, and Proactive Response Team.  He now oversees the Recruiting Unit and is working hard to bring the best candidates to serve as Police Officers for the City of Albuquerque!

IF I CAN,

YU CAN

Listen to officers share their stories on why they became police officers