Public Information Office
Contact: Kimberly Evans
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
Office: (775) 684-4554
Pager: (775) 861-5897

NEWS FROM: Capitol Police 99-129

Capitol Police Recruiting

Opportunities in State Law Enforcement

One of the lesser-known law enforcement agencies in Nevada is looking to fill two positions in Las Vegas and to accept applications for possible future expansion.

The Nevada Capitol Police are sworn peace officers charged with protecting State employees and property. They adhere to the same Category 1 standards as larger agencies such as the Nevada Highway Patrol.

A starting salary of approximately $33,000 per year is comparable to other agencies, and Capitol Police are eligible for excellent police/fire retirement benefits.

Requirements to become a Capitol Police Officer include a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of law enforcement experience, or an Associate Degree in Criminology, Police Science or a closely related field. Applicants must 21 years of age or older at the time of application, have a valid driver's license and not less than 20/40 uncorrected vision in each eye.

Applicants must also pass an initial screening and written examination. Qualified candidates will then be given a physical agility test, an extensive background investigation, physical, psychological and polygraph tests and a pre-employment screening test for controlled substances.

New officers who have not completed a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) course will be sent to an 18-week course at the state POST Academy in Carson City or Las Vegas.

Applications can be obtained at the Nevada Department of Personnel office in Las Vegas at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave. Phone 702-486-2900. In Carson City: 209 East Musser Street, phone 775-684-0150.