Department of Public Safety Divisions
Nevada's Department of Public Safety is comprised of nine divisions
and three offices committed to ensuring the safety of the citizens of Nevada
and our visitors.
The mission of the Capitol
Police Division is to provide for the safety of persons on state property and
to protect state facilities and assets.
Emergency Management coordinate
efforts to protect lives and property; to prevent, respond to, recover from and
mitigate all threats, hazards and emergencies.
The Governor’s Office
of Homeland Security (OHS) acts as the Cabinet-level State office for the
prevention of and preparation for a potential terrorist event. Nevada OHS
directs and coordinates a comprehensive counter terrorism and “all threats-all
hazards” approach in its prevention, preparedness and response
The Mission of the Records, Communications and Compliance Division is to provide accurate, timely, and appropriate public safety information to the Divisions within the Department, to the law enforcement community and to the citizens of Nevada using state-of-the-art technology.
The Nevada Highway Patrol's (NHP)
mission is to promote safety on Nevada Highways by providing law enforcement
traffic services to the motoring public.
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To provide the citizens of Nevada
with an innovative, proactive and efficient approach for the investigation of
criminal activity statewide; to provide law enforcement with a purposeful
collection, analysis and sharing of intelligence-based information; and to
provide members of the Investigation Division with a challenging and rewarding
It is the philosophy and
practice of this Division that each offender is responsible for his or her
behavior and for the choices they make each day.
There are units in
the Division that are tasked with the supervision of sex offenders, house
arrest offenders, hardcore gang members, mandatory release parolees, drug court
and mental health court, interstate compact offenders as well as general
supervision offenders. The Division also has a training component dedicated to
the training and professional growth of new officers through the use of field
The mission of the State Fire
Marshal is to protect life, property and the environment from fires and
hazardous materials in the State of Nevada.
The State Fire Marshal
Division's mission accomplished by development and application of fire
prevention education, fire service training, fire protection engineering,
licensing/permitting and investigative/enforcement services delivered directly
or in coordination with the public safety community.
The mission of the
Department of Public Safety Training Division is to facilitate progressive,
effective training in basic law enforcement, continuing education, career
growth and development of the Department of Public Safety employees, utilizing
professional and ethical methodology.
The Nevada Department of Public
Safety, Office of Criminal Justice Assistance (OCJA), administers grant funds
to state and local units of government and Native American tribes performing
law enforcement functions for programs to improve the criminal justice system
involving usage and sales of controlled substances and associated violent
crimes, faith-based and not-for-profit agencies providing drug treatment
programs, corrections and prevention and education programs, prosecution and
It is the mission of the State Administrative Agency
to reduce violent crime and substance abuse in Nevada by extending support to
law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
It is essential that all
allegations of peace officer misconduct be thoroughly and objectively
investigated to assure the public that misconduct will not be tolerated and, at
the same time, vindicate officers who have been unjustly accused. The
authority and responsibility of these investigations within the Department of
Public Safety are vested in the Divisions Chiefs. Division Chiefs may defer to
Office of Professional Responsibility for investigations involving employees of
the Capitol Police, Division of Investigation, Highway Patrol, Parole and
Probation, State Fire Marshall and Training Division.
Prepares and administers an annual comprehensive
Highway Safety Plan that will reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes
on Nevada public roadways. The plan will support and/or implement innovative
traffic safety projects at both the state and local level. The focus will be on
reducing the contributing factors associated with traffic crashes through
selective enforcement countermeasures developed from extensive problem
identification, close cooperation with highway safety engineers, and
well-planned public awareness and education programs aimed at all roadway