Prisoner Transport Officer

APD Transport Officer

This is a non-sworn position within the Albuquerque Police Department.

APD Transport Officers provide temporary detainment and transportation of prisoners; prevent escapes and other criminal acts; ensure public safety while controlling the custody of prisoners; ensure the safe transportation of prisoners in accordance with the established standards of Albuquerque Police Department and perform a variety of other duties relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

We are currently accepting applications for APD Transport Officers.

TO APPLY FOR TRANSPORT CONTACT US FIRST AT (505) 924-8354

Prisoner Transport Class has not yet been scheduled

September 11- 12, 2021

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: 5412 2nd Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

 

September 25 - 26, 2021

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: 5412 2nd Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

October 9 - 10, 2021

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: 5412 2nd Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

Practice Exams

To be determined

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: 5412 2nd Street NW

To be determined

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: 5412 2nd Street NW

To be determined

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: 5412 2nd Street NW

City Entrance Practice Exam

PSA Exam Study Guide

Nelson Denny Exam

Position Summary

Assist law enforcement officers in temporary detention of prisoners at the Albuquerque Police Department’s Prisoner Transport Center in accordance with the established departmental policy and procedures.

        Assist law enforcement officers with the custody and transportation of prisoners to the Metropolitan Detention Center; coordinate the medical screening practice, the property inventory process and the court initiation procedures of arrest documents for prisoners being booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

        Maintain the secure supervision and custody of prisoners while being detained at the Prisoner Transport Center or any mobile command center; maintain the control of disorderly prisoners by applying the use of force standards and report unusual conditions, policy violations, disturbances or indication of potential disorder to superiors.

        Administer emergency first aid if necessary; request emergency medical assistance through police radio communications.

        Maintain logs and write reports as required by supervisor.

        Abide by the Albuquerque Police Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Prisoner Transport Unit’s Operations Manual.

        Work varied hours and days as required.

    Provide temporary detainment and transportation of prisoners; prevent escapes and other criminal acts; ensure public safety while controlling the custody of prisoners; ensure the safe transportation of prisoners in accordance with the established standards of Albuquerque Police Department and perform a variety of other duties relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Selection Process

  1. Interest Card
  2. City Entrance Exam
  3. Personal History Statement
  4. Physical Abilities Test
  5. Nelson Denny Exam
  6. Additional Documents Required
  7. Written Psychological Exam
  8. Background Investigation
  9. Polygraph Exam
  10. Psychological Assessment
  11. Chief’s Selection Committee
  12. Executive Review
  13. City of Albuquerque Employment Application
  14. Medical Exam/Drug Screen

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a Valid
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation, andt maintain appropriate fitness for duty status via annual testing.
  • Must pass the Entry-Level Written Examination and departmental oral board examinations.
  • Must pass Albuquerque Police Department Academy Physical Fitness physical requirements:
  • Must not have committed a misdemeanor within the last three (3) years.
  • Must not have used a felony illegal drug within the last five (5) years.
  • Must not have used marijuana within the last three (3) years.
  • Must not have committed a DWI within the last three (3) years whether from an administrative sanction by a Motor Vehicle Department, a criminal conviction or a military disciplinary action.
  • Must not have committed multiple DWIs within the last ten (10) years whether from an administrative sanction by a Motor Vehicle Department, a criminal conviction or a military disciplinary action.
  • Must have no domestic violence convictions.
  • Must have no felony convictions.
  • Must have a stable credit history.

 

Preferred –

 

  • Post-secondary education in law enforcement, criminal justice or related discipline is preferred.
  • One (1) year of corrections, law enforcement, security or military experience preferred.

Physical Fitness Requirements

  • Test #1: Upper Body Strength – Number of Push-Ups in 1 Minute – Minimum 15 Repetitions
  • Test #2: 1.5 Mile Run– Minimum 17:00 (Minutes)
  • Test #3: 300 Meter Run– Minimum 76 Seconds
  • Test #4: Muscular Endurance – Number of Sit-Ups in 1 Minute – Minimum 15 Repetitions

Benefits

The benefits of becoming one of Albuquerque’s finest speak for themselves.

 

                  Retirement

                 All City of Albuquerque police officer employees, with the exception of Rehires, participate in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA).

                  Holiday Pay

                  Legal holidays for police officers shall be as follows:

               New Year’s Day

                Martin Luther King’s Birthday

                President’s Day

                     Memorial Day

                 Independence Day

                    Labor Day

                 Veteran’s Day

                 Indigenous Peoples Day             

                 Thanksgiving Day

                Day After Thanksgiving

        Christmas Day officers shall receive holiday pay at straight time at their hourly rate for either 8 or 10 hours based on their normal work shift for all holidays not worked. In the event an officer is required to work on a holiday, and does not exercise an option to take a floating holiday, he/she shall be paid holiday pay as mentioned above, plus time-and-one-half (1 and ½) for the first 8 hours if on a normal work shift of 10 hours, plus 2 hours straight compensatory time. An officer may float any or all of the holidays mentioned in the above listed paragraph. A floating holiday is one that the employee may convert to vacation either eight (8) or ten (10) hours per holiday depending on their normal workday any time after the actual holiday has occurred. A floating holiday can also be used as an additional vacation day if used within the same pay period of the holiday.

    Compensatory Time

Officers will be entitled to be compensated at 1 and ½ times the officer’s rate of pay or in the form of compensatory time. Compensatory time will be computed at the rate of 1 and ½ times the hours actually worked. You have the opportunity to earn 150 hours of compensation

    Medical, Hospitalization and Dental Insurance

    The City of Albuquerque provides medical, hospitalization and dental plans.

    Vacation Leave Accrual

    Sick Leave Accrual

    Sick leave will accrue as follows:

    3.70 hours per pay period

Salary

Become an Albuquerque Police Transport Officer, you will receive:

  • The opportunity to retire after 30 years of service

Police Transport Officer

  • Step 1 – $15.93 (During Academy 6-10 weeks)
  • Step 2 – $16.93 (Probation 1 year)
  • Step 3 – $22.84 /hour (After Probationary Period)