Clark County Park Police Department - Las Vegas, Nevada

Jan 6, 2017

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Application Deadline:
Jan 1, 2025

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$47174 annual
Academy Graduate:
$47174 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$47174 annual
Top Pay:
$72696 annual

Job Description




The Park Police Officer I, Under general supervision, patrols County parks and other property under County jurisdiction for the purpose of assisting the public, controlling crime, preventing or detecting violations of law, and making arrests. This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. The successful candidate will start at the minimum of the salary range.


Provides information and appropriate assistance concerning department programs and park facilities. Explains and interprets park ordinances, rules and regulations. Lectures to school and community groups on park programs. Provides reports as required to supervisor's office. Patrols parks and other jurisdictional facilities for the purpose of controlling crime, preventing and detecting violations of laws, and making arrests or issuing citations for major violations on foot and by vehicle. Performs investigative duties regarding park complaints and incidents. Assists other law enforcement agencies when necessary. Provides crowd and traffic control coverage at special events and assigned recreation activities. Assists and provides appropriate first aid. Writes detailed reports on all accidents, arrest reports, other necessary reports. Testifies in court when necessary. Transports and books arrested persons. Responds to emergencies at park locations. Drives a County vehicle to transport persons, travel to various park locations, and respond to emergency situations. Performs other similar and related duties as required.


Traverse difficult terrain, strength and stamina to physically restrain suspects; occasionally lift and carry up to 100 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Additional Information

Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Comprehensive Group Helath Insurance Plan

Disability Insurance & Long Term Disability Insurance

Vacation (3.08-6.15 hours per pay period based on years of service)

Sick Leave (3.7+ hours per pay period based on years of service)

12 Paid Holidays

Employer Paid Police/Fire Retirement

Tuition Assistance

Credit Union Eligibility

No State income Tax

Uniforms/Equipment Provided

New Uniforms Yearly

$1600 Annual Uniform Allowance

4% incentive pay for swing shift, bike patrol, Police Bike Instructor, ATV Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, NCIC Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Evidence Vault Custodian. $75 per pay period for bilingual pay.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Completion of the 12th grade or has been certified by an appropriate authority as having an equivalent education.
  • Experience: Equivalent to completion of two years of college course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, police science, or a closely related field.


Education and Experience: Equivalent to completion of two years of college course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, police science, or a closely related field. Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Must carry a firearm and meet and maintain applicable certification. Must work for extended periods of time outdoors and in potentially life-threatening situations.

Licensing/Certification and other Requirements: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment. Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I certification or another state's equivalent at time of application. The certification is due by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted without a copy of candidate's Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I certification or another state's equivalent are incomplete and will not be considered. Required certifications/licenses may be attached to the on-line application, faxed to (702) 455-2253, or mailed/delivered to Clark County Human Resources, located within the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89106. Candidate's name, recruitment title, and exam number must be clearly written on the P.O.S.T. certificate.

Please Note: The Park Police Officer I will be hired subject to meeting the minimum requirements of the state laws and as directed by the State P.O.S.T. Coordinator prior to hiring. The employee must then successfully complete the basic course of training and pass the state proficiency examination and then must work one year on the job before the department can request certification. If he or she has a P.O.S.T. certificate acceptable to the state from another state, he or she may take the state proficiency examination, and, if passing, may start to work for the same year's probation. Qualification with assigned weapon is required prior to starting work. Failure to successfully complete required training shall be proper cause for termination.

Employment contingent upon successful completion of thorough background investigation including medical evaluation, employment history, criminal history, financial history, educational history, military history, residential history, drug screening, psychological evaluation and polygraph examination.


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Contact Information

Tim Polk, Sgt.

Clark County Park Police Department
2901 E. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
phone: 7024557532

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