Artesia Police Department Seeks New Recruits


“Accept the challenge! Make a Difference!” says Commander Chantal Longway as she looks for motivated and responsible individuals to join the team at the Artesia Police Department. Founded on the three main pillars of protection, service, and accountability, the department has opportunities in the following roles: patrol, criminal investigation, administration, professional standards, school resources, and training.

These roles are not simply jobs; they’re meaningful careers. These careers come with benefits: medical, dental, and vision insurance, a PERA 25 Year retirement, vacation time and sick leave with longevity increases meaning that the longer you serve with the department the greater the time allotted. There is specialized training and advanced training opportunities as well. Uniforms and equipment are provided in addition to a take-home vehicle for officers who live within 50 miles of 13th and Main Street.

Starting salary for uncertified police officers is $38, 236 and for certified police officers it’s $43,046+ depending on experience. To sweeten the deal, there is a regional foundation, The Wilson Family Foundation, who can help with housing for local law enforcement officers. Call the department to learn more today! And apply online at

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