(Rio Rancho, NM) — The Rio Rancho Police Department is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for RRPD Citizens’ Police Academy Class 22-01.


The goal of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to keep the Rio Rancho Police Department connected with our community. The academy provides citizens with a greater understanding of all of the services and programs the Rio Rancho Police Department has to offer. Our presenters are officers from different divisions across our agency which are out in the community every day providing the great service we strive for. As citizens learn about our police department, they will have an opportunity to meet the people behind the badge, learn who we are, and what motivates us.


The Citizens’ Police Academy will consist of an in-person, eleven-week course, one night per week (Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm) at the Rio Rancho Police Department. The start date is March 29, 2022. The course is comprised of hands-on learning, demonstrations, and varying presentations on topics such as: patrol officer response, K9 Unit, SWAT, Criminal Investigations, and much more.


The academy is open to current Rio Rancho residents and/or Rio Rancho business owners and will be limited to 30 students. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2022 at 4:00pm.


Citizens interested in attending can apply online at rrnm.gov/cpa or in person at 500 Quantum Rd NE Rio Rancho, NM.

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Lieutenant Jacquelynn Reedy jreedy@rrnm.gov