Rio Rancho Police implements new pay structure as officers leave for APD | KOB 4

Rio Rancho Police implements new pay structure as officers leave for APD Web Staff
October 12, 2018 10:44 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A police recruiting war is heating up in New Mexico.


On Friday Rio Rancho Police announced the department has improved the pay structure for newly hired, experienced officers. The new structure will take into account their prior years of service on a much larger scale when determining their level of pay.

City of Rio Rancho officials say even more incentives to recruit and retain officers are coming soon.

The efforts make RRPD the latest department to enact changes in the wake of aggressive recruiting by Albuquerque Police. APD says a recent pay raise has attracted law enforcement from other agencies, including the neighboring community of Rio Rancho. 

There's been so much interest that Albuquerque City Council approved $3 million for classes to train lateral hires.

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