General City of Reno employee benefits: (All employees receive depending on contracts)
All Police Department Positions involve shift, weekend and holiday work
Promotional Opportunities Available:
Police Officer Assignments available:
Age:Must be 21 years of age before graduating the academy (tentatively 12/5/2023).
Citizenship Required: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid NEVADA Driver's License: Yes
Hiring Process: Candidates must take and pass the National Testing Network Law Enforcement test and then submit a completed application at www.reno.gov/jobs. Accepted candidates will be required to take and pass the NV POST Physical Fitness Test prior to being eligible for hire.
Based on Nevada Administrative Code Section 289.110.
No person may be appointed to perform the duties of a peace officer unless he/she:
A person may not be appointed to perform the duties of a peace officer if he/she has:
Police Officers are the most visible service providers in their community and are expected to present a professional image and to inspire public confidence. The City of Reno seeks Police Recruit candidates that exhibit certain critical character/behavior traits, some of which are listed below:
You must seriously consider your own reasons for becoming a police officer. Not everyone is an appropriate candidate for this career. Frequently, officers go from long periods of relative inactivity to sudden situations that cause significant physical and emotional stress. You will be placed in situations that will test your judgement, including the use of deadly force.
Often, officers are exposed to situations that can lead to corrupt, unlawful behavior. We seek only those people whose personal histories reflect honesty, reliability, and responsible financial management. Public confidence depends on every officer possessing and exhibiting unquestionable integrity. As part of the hiring process, all candidates are required to go through a thorough background investigation. Details of this investigation will be discussed further, but include investigation into:
Nevada Administrative Code Section 289.200 defines the physical fitness standards required for a Police Recruit to successfully graduate from the Law Enforcement Academy. Those same guidelines are used by the City of Reno Police Department to test applicants applying for a position as a Police Recruit. This test must be passed before a candidate can move on to additional parts of the testing process.
To pass the physical examination, a candidate must pass the following physical ability tests:
Physical fitness is not something that happens overnight. Rather it is the result of ongoing physical conditioning. There is no exception to the requirement that the physical examination must be passed. It is not uncommon for applicants to arrive to the physical test when they have not physically prepared to pass. We do offer our Run With A Recruiter program with the goal of helping applicants identify what they need to work on prior to taking the test. Please take a moment to review the schedule and join us for a session.
If you would like to see how the Physical Fitness Test is performed please visit the link below and watch the video.
If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, this is an opportunity for you to discover the process of applying and testing with the Reno Police Department. We are a Department who leads in community oriented policing and problem solving.
Your Police Recruiter will be there to provide you with the information you will need. Come learn about our great pay, employee benefits, work schedule, promotions and special assignments. Along with the recruiter you will have the opportunity to speak with a Backgrounds Investigator, the Polygraph Examiner and the Academy Staff. We look forward to answering your questions, and helping you make a positive career choice.
The Reno Police Jr. Cadet Program is for young men and women interested in learning about a future career in the field of law enforcement (this is not a program for troubled kids). It is designed for students between the ages of 14 and 20, the Jr. Cadet Program offers youth the opportunity to be involved in their community while making new friends and gaining valuable knowledge. The Reno Police Jr. Cadet Program provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens and leaders of their communities and the nation. Visit the Jr. Cadet webpage for more information.
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