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    Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department
    400 Roma Ave NW
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
    Phone: (505) 468-7100
    Non-Emergency: (505) 798-7000
    Emergency: 911


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    Entrance Exam Physical Fitness Test
    Online Forms- PEQ, PIO and PHS
    Background Investigation
    Oral Board Interview
    Medical Exam/Drug Screen


    A CSA is an entry level position for those wanting to become Deputies but do not yet meet the minimum re­quirements to do so.

    A CSA assists deputies on patrol with traffic accidents, towed and abandoned vehicles, and delivery of paper­work. CSA’s are also responsible for the scanning of employees, inmates and all items brought into the Met­ropolitan Detention Center using B-SCAN and metal detector.

    The CSA program allows CSA’s to learn about the Ber­nalillo County Sheriff's Department's policies and proce­dures prior to applying and entering the Academy as a Cadet. No minimum employment time required before applying to the Academy.

    CSA’s are full-time employees* that will earn $13.99/hr.


    Must be 18 years of age or older
    Must have a valid Driver's License
    Must be a United States Citizen*
    Must have a High School Diploma or GED
    Must pass CSA entrance exam with a min. score of 65%
    Must pass a modified physical agility test,
    which includes:

    1.5 mile run- Minimum 14:24
    Push-ups- Minimum 20 in 1 minute
    Sit-ups- Minimum 32 in 1 minute


    FELONY CONVICTIONS on record, entered a plea of nolo contendre to any felony charge or have entered into a pre-prosecution diversion program for any felony charge. Felony arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

    MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS within last 3 years from the date of initial testing. Misdemeanor arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

    DWI CONVICTIONS within the last 3 years from the date of initial testing, whether from an administrative sanc­tion by a Motor Vehicle Department, criminal convic­tion or military disciplinary action. 2 or more DWI's in the most recent 10 year period. DWI arrests will be evaluated on case by case basis.
    MARIJUANA USE in the last year (12 months).

    ILLEGAL DRUG USE that amounts to a misdemeanor (other than marijuana) will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Any illegal drug use that exhibits a pattern of abuse.

    ILLEGAL DRUG USE in the last 5 years that would amount to a felony crime if in possession.

    FINANCIAL account currently in collections. Written or charged off accounts will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

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    • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Advisory and Review Board will meet on Friday, Feb. 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. This meeting is open to the public and constituents are encouraged to participate. Conference Phone Number: 1-505-225-7962 Conference ID Number: 643 699 060# Please see the attached agenda.
      2/26/2021 11:00 AM

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