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Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department

400 Roma Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: (505) 468-7100

Non-Emergency: (505) 798-7000
Emergency: 911


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Apply Online
Entrance Exam Physical Fitness Test
Online Forms- PEQ, PIO and PHS
Background Investigation
Oral Board Interview
Medical Exam/Drug Screen


A CSA is an entry level position for those wanting to become Deputies but do not yet meet the minimum re­quirements to do so.

A CSA assists deputies on patrol with traffic accidents, towed and abandoned vehicles, and delivery of paper­work. CSA’s are also responsible for the scanning of employees, inmates and all items brought into the Met­ropolitan Detention Center using B-SCAN and metal detector.

The CSA program allows CSA’s to learn about the Ber­nalillo County Sheriff’s Department’s policies and proce­dures prior to applying and entering the Academy as a Cadet. No minimum employment time required before applying to the Academy.

CSA’s are full-time employees* that will earn $13.99/hr.


Must be 18 years of age or older
Must have a valid Driver’s License
Must be a United States Citizen*
Must have a High School Diploma or GED
Must pass CSA entrance exam with a min. score of 65%
Must pass a modified physical agility test,
which includes:

1.5 mile run– Minimum 14:24
Push-ups– Minimum 20 in 1 minute
Sit-ups– Minimum 32 in 1 minute


FELONY CONVICTIONS on record, entered a plea of nolo contendre to any felony charge or have entered into a pre-prosecution diversion program for any felony charge. Felony arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS within last 3 years from the date of initial testing. Misdemeanor arrests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

DWI CONVICTIONS within the last 3 years from the date of initial testing, whether from an administrative sanc­tion by a Motor Vehicle Department, criminal convic­tion or military disciplinary action. 2 or more DWI’s in the most recent 10 year period. DWI arrests will be evaluated on case by case basis.

MARIJUANA USE in the last year (12 months).

ILLEGAL DRUG USE that amounts to a misdemeanor (other than marijuana) will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Any illegal drug use that exhibits a pattern of abuse.

ILLEGAL DRUG USE in the last 5 years that would amount to a felony crime if in possession.

FINANCIAL account currently in collections. Written or charged off accounts will be reviewed on a case by case basis.