Board adopts changes for NM police academy

September 12, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy will use a new curriculum that shortens basic police officer training to 16 weeks from the current 22, a change that officials said will help agencies around the state get their new officers trained and on the street faster.

The academy’s board unanimously approved the new state-mandated curriculum during a meeting Wednesday.

The next basic training academy will begin in January. Classes are limited to 50 cadets. The academy is run by the state Department of Login to read more

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