The Las Cruces Police Department is now taking applications for their upcoming training academy.
Applicants must be United States citizens and at least 19 years old with no felony convictions.
Starting salaries for cadets begin at a little more than $15 an hour and after the first year officers can earn up to $42,000 a year.
The 21-week academy consists of more than a thousand hours of training in the classroom and in the field.
The academy is tentatively scheduled to start in September.
Applications and additional information are available online at www.CLCPD.com .
For more information on the Las Cruces Police Department academy call (575) 541-2766.