Sheriff's Office

The Community Service Aide is a civilian position within the Sheriff’s Department. As a civilian position CSA’s are hired through Bernalillo County Human Resources and NOT your Recruiters. You can visit the County website at and check the job postings. There are only a limited number of CSA positions and so they are hired on an as needed basis. You will need to check the Bernalillo County website periodically for the postings.


  • High school diploma or GED, plus six months (6) security/safety/law enforcement experience is preferred. Ability to learn traffic laws and parking codes, proper report writing procedures and basic concepts of safety.
  • Ability to perform certain routine law enforcement functions in accordance with department rules and regulations.
  • Ability to develop positive interpersonal relationships with supervisors, others in the department and the general public.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in emergency situations.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.


  • Investigate minor accidents on streets and private property; direct traffic and assist motorists; assist investigative officers at major accidents and crime scenes as required.
  • Enforce parking regulations, complete tow reports and await wrecker.
  • Write routine police reports for incidents such as theft, missing persons, stolen automobiles, vandalism and petty larceny.
  • Deliver department correspondence as required.
  • Conduct house and business security checks.
  • Monitor welfare and safety of elderly and/or disabled residents.
  • Assist with patrolling major infrastructure buildings such as; PNM, FAA Center, City and County Communications and Pump Centers, and any other major buildings as assigned.
  • Responsible for retrieving VIN numbers from abandoned or stolen vehicles during any shift.
  • Attend briefings with deputies before their shift.
  • Responsible for driving, set up, upkeep, and take down of the mobile crime unit lab.
  • Transport victims and witnesses to designated places as assigned.
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