Graduates of the Police Academy will receive 39 Criminal Justice college credits and receive both a Category 1 and Category 3 State of Nevada POST certificate, which is approved by the Nevada State POST Committee. The NLVPD is not currently hiring for Category 3 positions.
The POST certificates are good for two years from the date of graduation. The Criminal Justice credits will go towards an Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA).
Program is full-time, Monday through Thursday, with occasional Fridays. The hours are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm for 22 weeks. There are occasional swing shift days for training purposes.
Graduates from the program are currently working as law enforcement officers in many different law enforcement agencies throughout State of Nevada.