NM Law Enforcement Academy changes rules

The board that oversees the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy has adopted a new curriculum that will mean trimming the academy to 16 weeks for basic police officer training. 

It was a unanimous decision by the boarding during a meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe to approve the new curriculum and trim six weeks from the current program. Officials say the new academy will feature more dynamic training and less redundancy to create a more fluid learning environment for cadets. They say this will help agencies around the state get their officers trained and on the street in a more efficient manner. 

The next basic training academy will begin in January. Classes are limited to 50 cadets.



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