The mission of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy is to provide exceptional basic training and in-service instruction to cadets, officers and telecommunicators that is built upon a foundation of character, competence, compassion, commitment, and comprehensive teamwork anchored with a base of exceptional service to the communities and the agencies we serve.
We will provide coordinated, consistent, and dynamic training and strive to ensure that law enforcement officers and telecommunicators are trained to successfully execute their duties responsibly and in accord with these core values.
The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy strives to serve the State of New Mexico with ideas and innovations shaped more by experience and the rule of law than by emotion, more by best practices than by politics, and more by intellect than by impulse. In doing so, we will responsibly serve the public safety community, New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board, and the citizens of the state of New Mexico by providing exceptional training opportunities while enforcing the statutory and administrative laws and responsibilities entrusted to the agency; demonstrating the character & competence demanded of the profession.
The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) is an organizational unit of the Department of Public Safety (§ 9-19-7, Subparagraph C, NMSA 1978), controlled and supervised by policy set by the Law Enforcement Academy Board (§ 29-7-3, NMSA 1978). The NMLEA is established to provide a planned program of basic training and in-service law enforcement training by furnishing instruction and seminars to constantly upgrade law enforcement within the state (§ 29-7-2, NMSA 1978). The NMLEA staffs nineteen (19) full-time employees who are dedicated to fulfilling the agency’s mission.
NMLEA Main Phone: 505-827-9252
NMLEA Email: NMLEAtraining@dps.nm.gov
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NMLEA Staff Directory
|Brian Coss||Deputy Director||505-827-9271|
Misconduct (LEA-90) Case Manager
Business Operations Manager
Deputy Director of Training
Training Executive Assistant
Curriculum Development Specialist
Integrity. Your word is your bond – keep your word.
Know your job and do it well.
Treat people with humility, dignity, and respect.
Mission accomplishment through intrinsic discipline, motivation, and focus.
Achieve success through cohesive empowerment and trust.