N.M. Police Department to Bring Retired Officers Back to Work

May 30, 2024
The Albuquerque Police Department is taking advantage of a new state law allowing retired officers to return to work at law enforcement agencies and keep their pension payments

The Albuquerque Police Department said it will start a return-to-work program to encourage retired law enforcement officers to come back.

Earlier in the year, House Bill 236 was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. This allows retired law enforcement officers to return to work in law enforcement and keep their pension payments.

APD spokeswoman Franchesca Perdue said APD is encouraging those officers who left before Dec. 31 and have been retired for 90 consecutive days to come back.

Perdue said the return-to-work officers will earn $31.89 an hour for their first year back. This includes longevity pay once the hiring packet is completed. After a year of probation, officers will receive titles and pay based on years of service.

She said officer salaries, including the longevity incentive, are as follows:

Cadet: $60,008First year: $62,982.40Years 2-4: $74,692.80Year 5: $80,002Year 6: $80,678Years 7-9: $83,408Years 10-12: $85,462Years 13-14: $86,840Year 15: $90,708.80Years 16-17: $93,438.80Year 18+: $97,520.80

Perdue said for more information, visit YouTube:@apdrecruiting, Facebook: Albuquerque Police Recruiting Unit and Instagram: @albuquerquepolicerecruiting.


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