Police training class to be offered at CNM
October 22, 2018 05:30 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Central New Mexico Community College will begin hosting a police training class during its spring 2019 semester.
"We've got to do something to be able to train more folks better and faster,” said Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller.
The class will be a 17-week program.
"I think it's a challenging time and that's why we have to step up that challenge,” said Deputy Chief Harold Medina.
Medina said APD has been trying to new ways to support slumping numbers of officers. He said in the last 6 months, APD has added close to 100 officers.
The Albuquerque Police Department reporting having 878 officers as of October. They’re budgeted to have 1,000 officers.
"As we get more officers to get out there to get to calls for service faster, it also leads to a little bit more trust by the community that the police are getting out here faster and it leaves a more positive image on the police department as a whole,” Medina said.
The new academy at CNM will also be used by other central New Mexico law enforcement agencies.
Created: October 22, 2018 05:30 PM
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