Running Start for Public Safety Careers
Want to Make Our Community a Better, Safer Place to Live?
Public safety careers include police officers, lawyers, clerks, judges, corrections and parole officers, and more. This course provides fundamental knowledge for the many career pathways available in this field.
- Speakers from law enforcement and CJ fields.
- Classes include Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminal Law for up to six credits toward an associate degree or certificate in Criminal Justice.
- Can be coupled with City of Albuquerque Police Service Aide (PSA) training course, which can provide an additional 7 hours toward an associate’s degree.
- Textbooks for this course provided by your high school see step number 9.
Dates and Time
- February 6 – April 30
- Monday & Wednesday 3:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Career Enrichment Center
807 Mountain Road NE
About the Program
Running Start for Careers has teamed up with the Career Enrichment Center and the Albuquerque Police Department, to provide Police Service Aide (PSA) training while still in high school. Acceptance to this course is a based on application, participation in both physical and academic training. Learn what it takes to be a law enforcement officer through rigorous academic and physical activity. Completion of the course provides up to 7 credits that can be applied to the CNM Criminal Justice Associate Degree program Learn more here.
Career Pathways Covered
|Police/Sheriff’s Officer||Law Clerk/Paralegal||Corrections Officer||Lawyer|
|Entry Level Salary||$44,667* (APD Cadet)||$31,530||$25,620||$53,248|
|Average Salary||$58,240 * (APD 1st year avg)||$41,740||$31,240||$84,220|
|Education Required||Certificate||Certificate||Degree||Advanced Degree|
Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Executive Director Running Start For Careers
Outreach Services Office Central New Mexico Community College
Industry Partner| APD