Law enforcement agencies looking for recruits

LAS VEGAS - Police officers in Nevada are the second most overworked in the country and research by a home security company suggests that those protecting our streets need more boots on the ground.

Law enforcement agencies in Southern Nevada gathered at Town Square on Saturday in an effort to beef up patrols.

Potential recruit Alisha Haulcy served in the Army for three years. She recently moved to Henderson and is considering a job in law enforcement.

"It's the discipline level you have and you're already somewhat used to the routine because the military and law enforcement are similar so it's an easy transition,” Haulcy said.  

The career fair gave candidates like Haulcy the chance to explore careers at 11 different agencies.

"It's one-stop shopping for a lot of individuals that have an interest in law enforcement, so they can come and they can talk to state employees, federal employees," said officer Antonio Clay, California Highway Patrol

Along with Nevada agencies, officers with CHP attended the job fair and surprised some attendees when they learned the agency is hiring for its Primm location and encouraged locals to apply. 

"Most of the time you go online, you submit an application and you wait four or five months and no one has responded to you. Here, they get to talk to us and ask us personal questions about the job, about the benefits, about the retirement," said Lt. David Efferson, CHP. 

Not only were recruiters looking for police and corrections officers but there was a variety of civilian positions as well.

"Seeing all the positions and the minimal requirements you have, it's more encouraging to go out and apply," Haulcy said. 

The Nevada Department of Public Safety encourages interested applicants to go online to check out open positions.

The easiest way is to check each agency's website.


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