The Albuquerque Police Department, in conjunction with the City of Albuquerque, has amended its requirements for application to the APD Academy. Applicants who do not have the 32 college credits necessary to test into the background process may be eligible to apply under an "Exceptional Candidate" category:
- Minimum 24 years of age
- Stable, and positive work history. Any history of discipline may be grounds for disqualification
- Secure financial status
- Must commit to a minimum 3 years of service with the Albuquerque Police Department
- Must acquire 60 college credit hours from an accredited college or university within 3 years of completing On the Job Training
We are currently updating the online application process to reflect this change. Prior to filling out an online Interest Card, contact a recruiter to begin your application process.