The Department of Public Safety provides for the safety and security of the citizens of Nevada by conducting the following public safety services: Enforcing traffic laws and providing assistance on our public roadways; conducting investigations of criminal and narcotic related activities; training peace officers and fire and disaster response officers; and supervising parolees and probationers within the criminal justice system.
The DPS Officer I is trained to perform law enforcement duties in a law enforcement academy including formal classroom and practical field exercises. Class participation, coursework, assignments, and written performance examinations are reviewed and evaluated during the academy. Upon successful graduation from the academy, the incumbents either: 1) Work under supervision as a trainee within the Divisions of Highway Patrol, Parole & Probation, Investigation Division, or the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Incumbents may progress to the next level upon meeting the minimum qualifications and with approval of the appointing authority; or 2) Work under general supervision in the Capitol Police Division at the journey level performing foot and vehicular patrol of State owned and leased property including the Governors Mansion, or are assigned to a 24-hour desk operation receiving and relaying information to on-duty officers. Positions assigned to the Capitol Police Division are not eligible for automatic progression to the DPS Officer II. JVILLA@DPS.STATE.NV.US (any questions) e-mail me Jose Villa. Also, look at HR.NV.GOV for other state jobs.
California Mailing Address:
8690 Aero Drive, Suite #115 – 224
San Diego, CA 92123
Atlanta Office Address:
510 Plaza Dr. Suite 2230
Atlanta, GA 30349