Why You Should Think About Joining Us

Officer Jimmie White

Email: Ofc. Jimmie White


Today’s motoring public has the right to expect safe highways. Each day tens of thousands of commercial motor vehicles transport cargo ranging from household goods to hazardous materials coast-to-coast over New Mexico’s Interstate system. Identifying unsafe vehicles and drivers of all types with the potential to cause serious crashes involving property damage, injuries, and death is important to overall safety.

The Motor Transportation Police Division (MTP) is a division of the Department of Public Safety. With complete statewide law enforcement jurisdiction, MTP enforces both federal safety regulations as well as state motor vehicle and criminal codes.


MTP’s goal is to ensure the safe, legal and compliant operation of commercial motor vehicles and to identify, remove and prevent unsafe conditions through inspections, enforcement and public education.


  • Drug Interdiction
  • Crash Investigation
  • Highway Patrol
  • HazMat Inspections
  • Size and Weight Enforcement
  • WIPP Inspections



Realistic and ongoing training is a vital ingredient to officer safety

  • Police Academy
  • Firearms Proficiency
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Vehicle Pursuits
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety


  • Visit the NM State Personnel Job Web Site at:
  • Browse and apply for state government jobs.
  • Use the keywords search field to look for MTP related positions (example: “MTP”).
  • Follow the application guidelines in applying.



Must successfully complete the following:

  • Application submitted for processing
  • Physical agility test
  • Interview
  • Background investigation
  • Psychological & medical examination



Patrol Officer

  • High School / GED
  • 21+ Years Old
  • Valid NM Driver’s License
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Pass Background
  • Pass Medical
  • Pass Psychological Exam
  • Pass Police Academy


  • High School / GED
  • 18+ Years Old
  • Valid NM Driver’s License
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Pass Background Check
  • Experience with Tractor Trailer
  • or CDL Certification


  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • PERA Savings Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Educational Tuition Assistance
  • Shift Differential
  • Take Home Patrol Unit
  • Overtime Pay
  • On-Going Training
  • Per Diem Pay
  • Retirement Plan
  • Advancement Opportunities