NLVPD Recruiting




Hiring Process

Hiring Process

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Entry Level Police Officer selection Process:

After the candidate completes all three portions of the NTN testing process, applicants must achieve an average of 70% or higher in order to be considered to proceed in the recruitment process. Achieving an average 70% or higher does not guarantee an invitation to the physical fitness examination.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the NTN testing process, physical agility test (PT test), 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 must achieve an average of 70% or higher. Achieving a 70% does not guarantee an invitation to the physical fitness examination as the City will initially proceed with the highest scoring candidates only.

Candidates who have passed all portions of the testing process with an average of 70% or higher 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 passed all portions of the testing process with a 70% or higher 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 Hiring Preference – Any applicant who is a resident of North Las Vegas and has passed all portions of the testing process with a 70% or higher 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.

Chief of Police and Command Staff interview – 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 for download at Police Officer Handbook. 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.

Apply for Entry Level Police Officer at: https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/

Apply for Lateral Police Officer at:
https://www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com/departments/human_resources/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx