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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

The next Prisoner Transport Class has not been scheduled

August 13-14, 2022

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

 

August 27 - 28, 2022

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

September 10 -11, 2022

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

PSA Exam Study Guide

Nelson Denny Exam

Police Service Aide applicants are no longer required to take the Nelson Denny Exam or the Physical Abilities tests

Position Summary

        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.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

Selection Process

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

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver license
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation, and 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 two (2) years.
  • Must not have committed a DWI within the last five (5) 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 Prisoner Transport Officers participate in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA). The opportunity to retire with 90% of your top pay.
    • 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
      • Juneteenth
      • Independence Day
      • Labor Day
      • Indigenous People’s Day
      • Veteran’s Day
      • Thanksgiving Day
      • Day After Thanksgiving
      • Christmas Day

        Prisoner Transport 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 a Prisoner Transport 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. A Prisoner Transport 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 anytime 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
      Prisoner Transport 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)