Department, city, state
Position: Patrol | Type: Entry Level Police Officer
Application Status: Open
October 12, 2023
Sign on bonus:
$56,587.30 - $95,400.08 annual
City paid Retirement Plan (Nevada PERS)
Cost sharing Medical/Dental/Vision (Employee and dependent coverage)
City paid Life Insurance (Plus limited dependent coverage)
A four-day, forty-hour work week
Thirteen paid holidays
Bilingual proficiency compensation, tuition assistance, and education incentive pay
Annual and Sick leave benefits
Paid academy training, uniform allowance, supplied uniforms and certain equipment
Deferred Compensation Plan (457)
Flexible Spending Account (125c)
Age : Applicant may be 20 years of age ++at time of submitting Application and Testing++, but ++must++ be 21 years of age or older at time of hire.
Citizenship Required : Yes
High School Grad/GED : Yes
Valid NEVADA Driver's License : Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes
Minimum Qualifications :
Possess and maintain a valid driver license.
Visual Acuity: Vision 20/20 in best eye and not worse than 20/30 in worse eye with/without correction. If correction is necessary, uncorrected vision no worse than 20/100 in each eye.
Hearing: Average hearing 1000/2000/3000 HZ must not exceed 25db. No single reading to exceed 35 db at 500/1000/2000/3000/4000 HZ. A hearing aid can be accepted with a letter from an audiologist indicating proper fit and level of hearing correction in both ears.
Must successfully complete the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy within the time frame prescribed by the department
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors : Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
Must have no convictions for felony offenses
Must have no convictions for domestic violence offenses
Any convictions for gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor offenses will be reviewed on a case by case basis
Two or more DUI convictions
Necessary Certifications :
Nevada P.O.S.T. (for Entry-Level: ability to obtain P.O.S.T. certification within established state time period)
Must Possess a valid and current NV state driver's license at time of hire and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record for duration of employment
Ability to pass a job related medical examination, which will include a drug screen, and a psychological evaluation
Must pass an extensive background check including a polygraph/CVSA examination. A record of repeated criminal misdemeanors and/or felony violations or other violations of the law may be disqualifying
In addition, the ideal candidate must have the ability to:
Learn and follow rules and regulations of the NLVPD and of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances as applicable to the police officer function
Apply police science principles, practices, methods, techniques and equipment as required or assigned
Make quick, sound and logical decisions in emergency situations and be able to work under strict discipline
Communicate clearly and concisely
Learn proper and correct care and use of firearms, camera, department radio, computers and other police related equipment
Bilingual (Spanish/English) proficiency desired but not required
Must meet City's medical standards and pass annual physical exam with an agency selected by the City and meet annual department standards within required time-frame.
Must be able to work any shift or days of the week and work in a security type environment and manage stressful and potentially dangerous/difficult contact situations.
Employees must be neat and clean in their appearance in public, whether in or out of uniform. Therefore, applicants with visible tattoos, brandings, and/or body piercings in areas of the body which cannot be covered by the appropriate dress required of this position will be disqualified, if they are not removed by the date of their background interview. Such markings may not be concealed using make-up or bandages. Further, tattoos or brandings anywhere on the body that promote racism/discrimination, indecency, extremist or supremacist philosophies, lawlessness, or violence, or contain sexually explicitly material are prohibited. Applicants with gauged earlobes will also be disqualified if not corrected by their background interview.
Selection Process : Candidates must achieve 70% or higher on each section of the exam in order to be considered to proceed in the recruitment process. ++Achieving 70% or higher on each section of the exam does not guarantee an invitation to the physical fitness examination.++
Employment is contingent upon successful completion a video examination, physical agility examination, command staff review, a medical examination (including drug screen) with an agency selected by the City, a polygraph/CVSA examination, a thorough background investigation, including completion of a supplemental background packet as directed by the North Las Vegas Police Department and any other appropriate measures deemed necessary. Conditions of employment requires that the employee maintain proficiency in all areas as required by department standards and within department established time periods.
NTN Testing - Candidates applicants must achieve 70% or higher in the writing and reading section, and 65% or higher on the video section of the exam. Achieving a 70% or higher in the writing and reading section, and 65% or higher on the video section of the exam does not guarantee an invitation to the physical fitness examination as the City will initially proceed with the highest scoring candidates only.
Candidates who achieve 70% or higher in the writing and reading section, and 65% or higher on the video section of the exam will have their scores forwarded to the North Las Vegas Police Department.
The North Las Vegas Police Department eligibility list ranking will be determined by an average of your video, reading and writing score.
The North Las Vegas Police department eligibility list shall not exceed 12 months from the date the list of eligible applicants is obtained from NTN by the North Las Vegas Police Department
++Veterans Hiring Preference++ – Any applicant who has been honorably discharged from the military and has achieved 70% or higher in the writing and reading section, and 65% or higher on the video section of the exam will be given five additional points. The five additional points will be added to the applicant’s final score at the conclusion of all testing. Proof of DD form 214 will be required.
++North Las Vegas Resident Preference++ – Any applicant who is a resident of North Las Vegas and has achieved 70% or higher in the writing and reading section, and 65% or higher on the video section of the exam will be given five additional points. The five additional points will be added to the applicant’s final score at the conclusion of all testing. Proof of residency will be required.
Applicants can receive either the Veterans Preference Points or the North Las Vegas Resident Preference Points, but not both for a maximum preference point total of five points
Physical Fitness Examination - Pass/Fail - This examination is scheduled by appointment only.
Command Staff Review - Pass/Fail - Scheduled by appointment only.
Background Investigation Process - Includes an intensive background check, polygraph/CVSA examination, medical/drug screen exam, and a psychological evaluation.
The selection process for this position consists of several phases. You may find a more detailed description of each phase in our Informational Booklet. The Informational Booklet for Police Officer is available on our employment website, www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com. Please make sure to read this booklet carefully prior to beginning the testing process, as it will provide pertinent and important information.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The North Las Vegas Police Department is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. It is the policy of the North Las Vegas Police Department not to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other terms and conditions of employment