Non-Affiliate Recruit for Southern Desert Regional Police Academy


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Job Description

The academy is currently building an ongoing eligbility list.

All applicants for the academy must pass the PAT Exam, physical agility test, physical and psychological examinations, drug screen and background check. Candidates must have CCW (Concealed Carry Permit) and be able to pass a voice stress analyzer exam.

Number of Openings: 10 openings per academy.

Department Information: The Southern Desert Regional Police Academy is a partnership with the Henderson Police Department, North Las Vegas Police Department, City of Las Vegas Detention and Enforcement and the College of Southern Nevada. This academy is 21 weeks, full-time academy that meets 40 hours per week. The schedule is typically 4, 10 hour days with a few times that it varies to 5, 8 hour days. This academy far exceeds the minimum requirements of the Nevada Police Officer Standards (POST) for training. Recruits receive 27 college credits towards an Associate's Degree upon graduation from this academy. After graduation, non-affiliated recruits are eligible to take the Nevada POST category 1 & 3 exams. A non-affiliate has two (2) years from the date of graduation to be hired, before their certification expires. The academy environment is stressful and physically demanding. Therefore all recruits should prepare themselves for this type of training. Costs, equipment, and a list of classes that you will receive can be found on the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy Website.

Application Forms: Preliminary background packets may be filled out online, and e-mailed or mailed in. They must be received by May 4th, 2018. Applications & official background packets will be given after the physical agility tests are administered.

Email or mail your signed, preliminary packet to:

College of Southern Nevada

Attn: SDRPA Sort Code: HNDT311

311 S. Water Street

Henderson, NV 89002

For more information, please contact:

Heather Geeb or Mandy Nelson


Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Grad/GED
  • Experience: N/A

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National Testing Network

Henderson, Nevada
phone: (866) 563-3882

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