Retention of Law Enforcement

Issues

Matching Funds for Retention from Law Enforcement Protection Fund

New Mexico has the worst property crime rate in the country and is ranked as the 2nd most violent state.  While the problems are complex, one of the biggest factors is the lack of law enforcement officers patrolling the streets.

Proposal

  • Allows for retention bonuses of $15,000 for law enforcement officers who have at least 20 years of service
  • The Law Enforcement Protection Fund provides $7,500 per officer
  • The municipality or county must provide $7,500 per officer in matching funds