To apply to
join the Nevada Department of Public Safety you must submit an application. The
initial application must be made on the State
of Nevada Application.
Written and Physical Testing:
Applicants for sworn positions must successfully pass a written examination
and physical fitness test. Upon acceptance or your application, you will be
informed of the next testing date.
The physical agility
requirements are as follows:
- 14"vertical jump
- 30- sit-ups in 1
minute or less
- 23 push-ups, no time limit
- 300 meter run in 68
seconds or less
- 1.5 mile run in 16:57 or less
- Agility run in
Applicant must successfully complete an
An extensive background
investigation is then conducted. The background includes a complete criminal
history check, the inspection of the applicant's driving record and a credit
report. Applicants must completely fill out the Background Application. For
assistance filling out this form, please refer to the instructions. The
Backgrounds Unit will send you a Background Packet upon successful completion of
the examinations and interview. You will receive instructions where to return
the background packet.
This is a very important step in the
process. The information provided will be used to conduct a complete background
investigation. If the backgound information packet is not complete as directed
in the instructions, with all attachments, it will be returned.
Phase II of the Background Investigation for Sworn Officers:
successfully complete those initial backgound phases, may receive a conditional
job offer. Subsequent phases in the selection process for sworn officer include
medical, visual, and audio examinations, a psychological evaluation, drug
screening and polygraph.