To apply to join the Nevada Department of Public Safety you must submit an application by clicking here.
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 for Applicant/Screening are as follows:
- 11.5" vertical jump
- 24 sit-ups in 1 minute or less
- 18 push-ups, no time limit
- 300 meter run in 82 seconds or less
- 1.5 Mile run in 20:20 or less
- Agility run in 23.4 seconds
The physical agility
requirements for P.O.S.T Certification 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
Fitness Standards & Examples
Applicant must successfully complete an oral interview.
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:
Applicants, who successfully complete the initial background 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.