Veteran Makes Transition Into Law Enforcement

SANTA FE -- Michael Sine, United States Air Force, has become the first military veteran to pass the Law Enforcement Officer Certification Exam (LEOCE) under the Transition with Honor program initiated by the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

The program was introduced by DPS Cabinet Secretary Gorden Eden last year.  Eden said, “This is exactly how the program is supposed to work, it’s made to make it easier to get the qualified returning vet into a career in law enforcement.” 

Transition with Honor is designed to streamline the training process for veterans who have been through military police training. Instead of having to take a twenty-one week police officer training curriculum, the veteran who qualifies, can now take a one week refresher course before taking the Law Enforcement Certification Exam to become a fully certified law enforcement officer in New Mexico.

Sine, who is finishing up his military career, has yet to decide where he would like to do his policing. 

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