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Police Service Aide Program

Rev: Oct. 28, 2022

Albuquerque Police Department (APD) Police Service Aide Program
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Grades:  10-12 (11th & 12th have first priority)
Must be on track to graduate.

PSA classThe Career Enrichment Center has formed a partnership with the Albuquerque Police Department, which allows students to undergo Police Service Aide (PSA) training while still in high school.  Once accepted, students will be expected to participate fully in all aspects of training, both physical and academic. Good attendance is mandatory. This program is targeted to individuals seriously interested in learning about what it takes to be a law enforcement officer. The program will provide each student with the classroom knowledge and practical skills necessary to perform the duties of a PSA. Areas of study include: the criminal justice system, general law, patrol, and traffic investigations. Additionally, students will participate in a physical fitness training program. Students will receive hands-on experience in traffic control, report writing, and role-playing activities similar to those used to train cadets in the Albuquerque Police Academy.

Days Course Length Credit Information
Session IIIB
Tu & Th
Full year 1.0 elective (ACE) credit per semester

This class will be taught by certified Police Academy instructors. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be recommended for the PSA selection process. PSA responsibilities consist of enforcing parking laws, investigating misdemeanor offenses, and assisting officers on patrol with traffic accidents.  PSAs patrol their assigned area commands in marked city vehicles equipped with emergency equipment and police radios.

Instructor:  John D. Maes  •  •  Office Ph: (505) 343-5006


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