Sheriff's Office


BCSO Regional Training Academy
415 Tijeras NW, 4th Floor
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Hours: 8:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M Monday-Friday

For more information, contact us today!
Phone: (505) 804-0004
Online Application

Next class begins: Citizen Academy classes are canceled until further notice.
Application deadline: TBD
Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lead by our recruiting unit (Deputy Anton Maltby) and lead background investigator (Rodney Gilliam), our sixteen (16) week citizen academy gives the community a glimpse into the mechanics of the largest county law enforcement agency in the state. Classes are scheduled every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm..


  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicant cannot have any felony convictions
  • Applicant cannot have any misdemeanor or D.W.I arrests within the past 3 years
  • Applicant must pass a background check
  • Applicant must complete a Citizen Police Academy applicant and signed waiver of liability form
  • Applicant needs to be available to attend the one night a week, 3 hour block of training for the 16 week program

    Learn About

  • Officer Selection and Training
  • Laws of Arrest / Search & Seizure
  • The purpose of having Specialty Units (i.e. S.W.A.T., K-9, Narcotics, CSI and more)
  • Use of Force and Hands on Scenario Based Training

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