NLVPD hiring new officers

Job fair Wednesday in NLV

The North Las Vegas Police Department hopes to find a few good men and women to fill its ranks.  

The department is holding a job fair Wednesday evening to attract quality candidates.  Applicants should be prepared to submit to a background check and be able to pass physical and written tests at a later date.

NLVPD has opened the search to anyone with a good record, a good attitude, high character, and a desire to help the community.

"We are looking for anybody and everybody," said Gary Nellis with the North Las Vegas Police Department. "Anybody who lives in this community, anybody who lives in the valley, even anyone out of state can apply for the job.  It's a good paying job and we encourage everyone to come out for it."

NLVPD leaders said they are not setting a goal for hiring this time around.  North Las Vegas has hired about 100 officers over the last three years, including 22 who graduated in June.

"I know the chief of police for the North Las Vegas Police Department is very interested in hiring," said Nellis.  "So we are trying get out as many people as we can."

Nellis said most positions are for entry-level police officers.  Interested candidates should attend Wednesday night's event at the North Las Vegas City Hall (2250 Las Vegas Blvd N) at 6:30 p.m.  Nellis said department leaders will make a presentation, and will be able to walk candidates through the application process.


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