Department of Public Safety
Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy
#1 Thunderbird Circle
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
Office: (575) 492-2720
New Mexico Junior College and Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy are committed to providing superior academic and vocational training for those individuals pursuing careers in public safety. We conduct sanctioned training academies for individuals interested in achieving state certifications as Law Enforcement Officers and Public Safety Telecommunicators. We also offer certification by waiver for experienced Law Enforcement Officers (schedule subject to demand).
These training academies are full-time programs structured around state mandated competencies. All instructional areas are taught by experienced and certified personnel, including line officers, superiors, criminal justice educators, and other state certified professional trainers in specialized topical areas. Upon completion of the Basic Police Officer Training Academy or Public Safety Telecommunicators Academy, individuals will receive NMJC college credit hours that can be applied to either an Associates in Arts or an Associates in Applied Science.
Furthermore, any currently certified and commissioned police officers may be eligible to receive up to 32 college credit hours by providing proof (original certificate) of their successful completion of a certified law enforcement academy in the state of New Mexico. We recognize and honor their prior learning by awarding college credits for a wide variety of learning experiences, both in classroom and practical experience.
Additionally, SNMLEA provides advanced trainings (schedule subject to demand) that include Firearms Instructor Course Trainings and updates, Use of Force Instructor Trainings, and Defensive Tactics Instructor Trainings. Please contact the SNMLEA office personnel regarding any specific advanced training inquiries.
There is an increasing national and statewide demand for qualified and well educated Law Enforcement Officers and Telecommunicators, as well as many state related criminal justice positions. We invite you to look through our website and see what we have to offer!