NLVPD Recruiting

NLVPD Hiring Standards

NLVPD Hiring Standards

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Job Requirements:

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.

US Citizen:

High School Grad/GED:

Valid NEVADA State Driver’s License:

Ability to Read/Speak English:

Visual Acuity:
Vision 20/20 in best eye and not worse than 20/30 in worst eye with/without correction.  If correction is necessary, uncorrected vision no worse than 20/100 in each eye

Color Vision:
Must recognize 4/6 plates on titmus color vision test.

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.

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 state driver's license at the time of application and have no excessive traffic violations.  Must be able to obtain a valid Nevada Class C drives's license at the time of hire and maintain a satisfactory vehicle record throughout 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 CVSA examination. (Move the next portion under Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors and change to read as noted below)

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:
A record of repeated criminal misdemeanors, felony violations or other infractions of the law may be disqualifying. 

Driving Disqualifiers:

Two or more DUI convictions.

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.