Applicant Requirements

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We welcome your interest in the City of North Las Vegas Police Department. We wish all applicants success in selecting North Las Vegas as the area in which to start/continue your law enforcement career.

All applicants are personally responsible for submitting a fully completed on-line application via National Testing Network (NTN). It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of the necessary applicable credentials/documents when required.Do not attach these documents to the Application Form for Police Officer.  These documents may be required at a later time in the process.  You may want to start gathering these documents to expedite the process so you'll have them when required.  Sample verifiable documents which may be required are:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Valid and Current Driver's License and driving record 
  • High School Transcripts (Original) or G.E.D. Certificate
  • Military (DD 214) if applicable
  • Name change/Adoption documents if applicable

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen (NAC 289.110). 

Applicant must be 21 years of age or older at time of submitting Application Formfor entry Police Officer.

Applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. (General Education Development) Certificate.

Character above reproach pursuant to to NRS 289.555 and NAC 289.110.  No person will be eligible for employment as a Police Officer who has been convicted of any crime for which the applicant is required to register and/or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence including use/attempted use of physical force.  Applicants with lesser criminal records will be evaluated on an individual basis.

All personnel must reside in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area, such as North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or the City of Las Vegas, unless authorized by the Chief of Police.

Medical Standards for Vision and Hearing:  Must meet City's medical standards at time of hire and for duration of employment.

  • Visual Acuity: Vision 20/20 in best eye and not worse than 20/30 in worse eye with/without correction. If correction is necessary, uncorrected vision no worse than 20/100 in each eye.
  • Color Vision: Must recognize 4/6 plates on Titmus® Color Vision Test. 
  • Hearing: Average hearing 1000/2000/3000 HZ must not exceed 25db. No single reading to exceed 35db at 500/1000/2000/3000/4000 HZ. A hearing aid can be accepted with a letter from an audiologist indicating proper fit and level of hearing correction in both ears. 

Must possess a valid and current state driver's license at time of application and have no excessive traffic violations.  Your driver's license will be used as identification throughout the recruitment and selection process.  Must be able to obtain a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of hire and maintain a satisfactory motor vehicle record.

Employees must be neat and clean in their appearance in public, whether in or out of uniform.  Therefore, applicants with visible tattoos, brandings and/or body piercings in areas of the body which cannot be covered by the appropriate dress required of this position will be disqualified if they are not removed by the date of their background interview.  Such markings may not be concealed using make-up or bandages.  Further, tattoos or brandings anywhere on the body that promote racism/discrimination, indecency, extremist or supremacist philosophies, lawlessness, or violence, or contain sexually explicit material are prohibited.  Applicants with gauged earlobes will also be disqualified if not corrected by their background interview.

Successful completion of testing for Police Officer includes passing a written exam, physical fitness exam and successful completion of the Departmental interview.  Candidates who are selected to proceed in the process must successfully complete the applicable pre-employment medical examination, psychological profile evaluation with a City-selected agency, a thorough background investigation and any other appropriate measures deemed necessary.

The City adheres to the current Rehire and Employment of Relatives policy.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons for hire shall, at the time of enrollment in the payroll system, be required to submit proper and acceptable documentation which:  (1) attests to their eligibility for employment in the in the United States, and (2) establishes their identity. Failure to produce such documentation at the time of hire shall result in disqualification from employment.

The City of North Las Vegas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.