Police Officer Recruit

Reno Police Department - Reno, Nevada

Apr 6, 2021

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Application Deadline:
May 5, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Yes annual
Top Pay:
$$60,236-$82,545 annual

Job Description

The Reno Police Department is happy to announce from March 19, 2021 through May 5th, 2021 we will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. During that time, you can apply at WWW.RENO.GOV/JOBS. The physical and written test will take place in May of this year. Now is the time to start preparing, and we are excited to be a part of your journey! For more information go to Renopd.com/recruit

General City of Reno employee benefits: (All employees receive depending on contracts)

Pension Plan

Fully paid life insurance

Fully Paid health insurance with low family rates

Vision and Dental coverage

Paid vacation

Paid Holidays

Military Leave

Promotional opportunities

Other benefits depending on contracts

Educational Incentive pay

Special Assignment pay

All Police Department Positions involve shift, weekend and holiday work

Physical Fitness Standards

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:

Vertical Jump (11.5 inches)

Agility Run (23.4 seconds)

Sit-ups (24 repetitions in one minute)

Push-ups (18 repetitions without a set time limit)

300 Meter Sprint (82 seconds)

1.5 Mile Run (20 minutes and 20 seconds or less)

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.

Additional Information


Twelve paid holidays per year

Annual, sick, and military leave

Paid health, vision, and dental insurance plan

Long-term disability insurance

Longevity pay after 5 years

Educational incentive pay up to 8%

Four day/ten hour work schedule

30-year retirement plan

Deferred compensation program

Sick, vacation, and comp time buyout at retirement

Special Event pay

10% Special Assignment pay

10% Training Officer pay

Educational reimbursement

Full pay and benefits while attending the Academy

Shift differential pay

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None required


Policy Concerning Drugs and/or Marijuana

Per City policy, applicants must not have used, ingested and/or possessed any illegal drugs, or marijuana (including medical marijuana) during the twelve preceding months prior to applying for a position with the Reno Police Department.

Based on Nevada Administrative Code Section 289.110.

No person may be appointed to perform the duties of a peace officer unless he/she:

Has undergone a complete and documented investigation of his/her background which verifies that he/she has good moral character and meets the minimum standards established by the Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST);

Is a citizen of the United States;

Is at least 21 years of age at the time of his/her appointment;

Has successfully completed the 12th grade or has been certified by an appropriate authority as having an equivalent education; and

Has undergone a medical examination performed by a licensed physician who confirms in writing that no physical condition exists that would adversely affect his/her performance of the duties of a peace officer. The employing agency shall inform the examining physician of the specific functions required by the position to be filled.

A person may not be appointed to perform the duties of a peace officer if he/she has:

Been convicted of a felony in this State or of any offense which would be a felony if committed in this State;

Been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude or the unlawful use, sale, or possession of a controlled substance; or

A documented history of physical violence.

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:

Drug use

Drinking and driving

Domestic violence

Arrests and/or convictions

Unreported criminal behavior

Previous employment

Military history

Driving history

Financial history

Truthfulness issues

Online and/or social media presence

Tattoos, branding, or jewelry that would be exposed or visible on duty, and

Any area tending to identify the character and values of the candidate.

Contact Information

Laura Conklin

Reno Police Department
PO Box 1900
Reno, Nevada 89505
phone: 7756574511

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