What is the first step to begin the testing process to becoming a police officer with the NLVPD?
Your first step is to click this link www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and take the written test. You will be asked to submit a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) which is automatically submitted to backgrounds for review to determine eligibility.
Do I need to notarize any PHQ documents in the National Testing Network?
How long does the testing process take?
Approximately 6-9 months (depending on testing and academy cycles).
Is there a cost associated with the written test?
Yes. The National Testing Network charges approximately $55.00. Other fees may apply if candidates wish to add additional agencies.
Does the North Las Vegas Police Department accept Laterals?
Yes, but ONLY from the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Utah and Hawaii.
How long is my score good for?
Your written score is good for one calendar year through the National testing Network (NTN) providing you achieved a 70% average between all (3) components of the written exam. In some instances, The NTN allows applicants to extend their expiration date. For further information, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com.
Is there an expedited testing process for out of state applicants?
Depending on the availability and schedule of the background investigators, out of state applicants can receive priority interview appointments during the physical agility test week or soon after.
When is the next PT Test?
After your PHQ has been submitted, you will be pre-screened by backgrounds to determine if you meet the minimum requirements. You will be contacted in advance by Human Resources with the specific time/date. Check the website's “upcoming events” page periodically for more details.
What documents can I start gathering now?
You will need to gather the following “Original” documents; birth certificate, high school transcript or GED transcript (in a sealed envelope), official college transcript (in a sealed envelope), DD-214 (if applicable), valid driver license with current address, social security card, selective service card (males under 27), proof of U.S. Citizenship (if born abroad), all marriage/divorce/name change documents, all criminal/civil documents (if applicable), proof of registration and insurance on all owned vehicles and your modified questionnaire (entry level only).
Do I need to live in the City of North Las Vegas to become a NLVPD Officer?
No, however, per department policy, you must live within a 25 mile radius from the center of
Do I get paid while I'm in the academy?
Yes. You start earning a salary/benefits the day you are hired.
When can I complete a ride along?
Once you have passed the physical agility test and received approval from the background unit.
How should I dress for my interviews?
All applicants should dress in business attire (suits are preferred), clean shaven (men) and shoes in good serviceable condition.