The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Police Science is a terminal, career-centered degree program that provides a 66 credit hour course of study for people currently employed in a law enforcement career with a New Mexico policing agency or who are state-certified in policing by other state licensing authorities or are certified as military police. Students must complete a two-tiered course of study:
- Successful completion of 1) a New Mexico Department of Public Safety basic or NMDPS-approved satellite police certification training academy, or 2) the United States Border Patrol Basic Training Program (USBPI), the Federal Air Marshal Basic Training Program (FAMTP), or the Land Management Basic Police Training Program (LMPT) will equate to 30 hours toward the A.A.S. degree; AND
- A 36-hour academic component at ENMU-Roswell (see course of study listed below). Graduates of the United States Border Patrol Basic Training Program (USBPI) will receive credit for Spanish 102.
Students must meet the stringent qualifications for entrance to one of the aforementioned law enforcement academies. These requirements include, but are not limited to, age limitations, physical fitness and psychological testing, an oral interview, and a background check.
Once the two-tiered course of study listed above is satisfied, and upon provision of an official training graduation transcript, students will be awarded an A.A.S. degree in Police Science from ENMU-Roswell.