Division of Public Safety

Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy
#1 Thunderbird Circle
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

Office (575) 492-2720

Email: snmlea@nmjc.edu


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 certification 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 college credit hours which can be applied to either the Associate in Arts or Associate in Applied Science degrees.

Additionally, any currently certified and commissioned police officer may be eligible to receive up to 32 credits by providing proof (original certificate) of the successful completion of a certified law enforcement academy in New Mexico. We recognize and honor their prior learning by awarding college credits for a wide variety of learning experiences, both classroom and practical experience.

SNMLEA also provides advanced training (schedule subject to demand) to include Firearms Instructor Course Training and updates, Use of Force Instructor Training, and Defensive Tactics Instructor Training. Please contact 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, 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!