Criteria For Becoming a Law Enforcement Officer
Criteria for Becoming A Law Enforcement Officer
The basic law enforcement training lasts approximately 15 weeks and is based on a 40-hour week. Your time at the Academy is paid. The Academy classes are held at the Training Division in Carson City, Nevada.
- Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment
- Must be a U.S. citizen at the time of appointment
The Department of Public
Safety has a moral and ethical obligation to select only the most qualified
applicants for our law enforcement positions. Background investigations ensure
that we select only those individuals of impeccable moral character and
uncompromising integrity. You will not be appointed if any of the following
applies to you:
- Convicted of any crime involving
moral turpitude. For purposes of the
application, moral turpitude refers to any conduct that is believed to be contrary
to the community standards of honesty, justice, or good moral values. Also, a
conviction includes probation, community supervision, or deferred adjudication.
- Resigned in lieu of termination
or been terminated from any civil service employment for substantiated
misconduct involving dishonesty. Note: For the purposes of the application,
dishonesty includes untruthfulness; deception; misrepresentation;
falsification; and dishonesty by admission or omission.
- Have been notified that you failed a
Department of Public Safety background process within the past 18 months or
- Convicted of a felony in the State of
Nevada or convicted of a crime in another state which would be a felony if
committed in Nevada
- Convicted of any offense involving the
unlawful use, sale or possession of drugs, narcotics or illegal substances including
- Convicted of one D.U.I. within the last
five years, or two D.U.I. convictions in a lifetime
- Documented history of physical violence
You must be able to obtain a valid Nevada Class C driver's license and must have the ability to obtain both a radio operator's certificate and a radar operator's certificate.