The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board was created in 1969 to promulgate qualifications for hiring and standards for training New Mexico law enforcement officers and telecommunication officers. The Board is the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) agency for New Mexico, awarding law enforcement officer and telecommunication officer certification. Oversight of the Law Enforcement Academy operations, revocation or suspension of certifications for officer misconduct, and direction for in-service training of officers are but a few of the many responsibilities of the Board.
The Board consists of the Attorney General, who serves as Chairman, a certified Tribal or Pueblo Police Chief, a Municipal Police Chief, a County Sheriff, a State Police Officer, a District Attorney, a line level officer of the rank of Sergeant or below, and two citizen representatives. The Board meets a minimum of four times a year to conduct business.