Police Officer, Henderson Police Department, NV

National Testing Network

The Henderson Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.   Candidates must submit a City of Henderson online job application and then take the National Testing Exam within 30 days of submitted application.  Please visit http://www.cityofhenderson.com/human-resources/city-employment to view the complete job posting.

Salary Information:  $26.23 – $47.11/hr *Pay based on current contract, subject to change.

Starting pay if hired after January 1st, 2020

  • Step 1 ($26.23/hr) – High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Step 2 ($27.55/hr) – Associate Degree or 60 completed credit hours from an accredited university or college OR 4 years military service (honorable) OR Nevada POST Category I or III Peace Officer Certificate OR 4 years full time sworn law enforcement experience
  • Step 3 ($28.92/hr) – Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college

Benefit Information: 

  • • Paid Retirement benefits through NV P.E.R.S.
  • • Paid Vacation
  •       *40 hours earned by completion of first year
  •       *120 hours earned annually, 2nd – 5th year
  •       *160 hours earned annually, 6th – 12th year
  •       *200 hours earned annually after 12th year
  • • Paid Sick Leave and ability to earn bonus vacation days
  • • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • • 4 day/10 hour workweek
  • • Tuition Assistance Program
  • • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • • Uniform Allowance
  • • Bilingual Pay
  • • Specialized Assignment Pay
  • • Shift Differential Pay for evening and night shifts

Voluntary benefits such as deferred compensation and disability insurance

Department Overview:  The Henderson Police department is a nationally accredited agency dedicated to providing unparalleled service to the community we represent.  We are one of the most technologically advanced agencies in the country.  Our vision is to make Henderson the safest city in the country by providing premier police services through innovation and partnerships with our community.

HPD is a growing, forward-thinking, data and technology-driven agency with 390 Police Officers and 90 Corrections Officers. Our team of highly-trained officers serve the Henderson community with integrity, dedication, and pride.

We are looking for the best and most qualified individuals who are looking to help others in their community and who want to make a difference. A career with HPD offers challenge, excitement, variety, personal rewards, and job satisfaction. Join our team and our vision: Strength in Unity, Character in Actions, Excellence in Service.


Job Requirements


Age : 21

US Citizen : Yes

High School Grad/GED : Yes

Valid NEVADA State Driver’s License : Yes, valid license from any state

Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver license. Upon hire, possess a Nevada or “border state” driver license under conditions defined by Nevada Revised Statute 483.035
  • Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/40 in one eye and 20/30 in both eyes
  • Hearing must be 30 decibels or less for each ear
  • Must successfully complete the Henderson Police Academy within the time frame prescribed by the department


Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors :

  • Must have no convictions for offenses greater than a misdemeanor.
  • Must have no convictions for offenses of domestic violence.
  • No visible tattoos or brands that would not be covered by a long-sleeved uniform shirt (cannot be covered with bandages or tape) *exceptions: tattooed wedding band on ring finger or cosmetic tattoos such as eyeliner, eyebrows.


Selection Process :

  • Completed online application and supplemental questions
  • Written test (through National Testing Network)
  • Preliminary Interview (oral board)
  • NV POST Physical Fitness Test
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening
  • Final Interview
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Screening


NV POST Physical Fitness Test requirements Vertical Jump: The vertical jump begins by the candidate standing with one side toward the wall, heels together, and reach upward as high as possible. Using a rocking, one-step approach (step-feet together-jump), the candidate will jump as high as possible, reaching upward at the same time. Candidates must complete the vertical jump at a distance of at least 14 inches. The best of three trials will be used as the candidate’s final score.

Agility Run: The agility run is a measure of coordinated movement and speed. It is important for performing tasks requiring quick movements around obstacles. The course consists of four cones in a straight line of 30 feet, with cones marking 0, 10 feet, 20 feet, and 30 feet. The candidate will start in the prone position to the left of the first cone with the tips of his/her fingers behind the starting line. When the instructor says “go” the candidate will stand up and sprint to the forward line, place one foot over the line, and sprint back to the starting line. The candidate will then make a left turn around the first cone, then zig-zag in a figure eight fashion around the four cones and then zig-zag back to the start line. The candidate will turn left around the first cone, and sprint to the forward line and back one more time. If the candidate knocks over a cone, misses a turn, or fails to touch the line when turning, the instructor will stop them and the candidate will return to the end of the line for a restart. The candidate will have two attempts for this event and must complete the run within 19.5 seconds.

Sit-Ups: The sit-up begins while lying on the back with legs bend at the knees at a 90 degree angle, heels flat on the floor. Hands must be interlocked behind the head, with elbows out to the sides. A partner will be required to hold the feet down firmly. The candidate shall raise his/her upper body in a roll up motion to an upright position, allowing his/her elbows to touch the knees and then return to a lying position until the shoulder blades touch the floor. One repetition will be counted using this procedure. The neck must remain in a neutral position; no jerking is allowed. If the hands break apart, the sit-up will not count. Candidates will have one minute to complete 30 sit-ups. Resting is allowable only in the “up” position.

Push-Ups: The push-up begins when the candidate lowers the body until the upper arms are parallel to the floor, then push up again. The candidate must keep the back straight at all times, and in each extension up, the elbows should lock. One repetition will be counted using this procedure. Resting is allowable only in the “up” position. If any part of the candidate’s body, other than hands and feet touch the mat, the candidate will fail this exam. There is no time limit; however, candidates need to complete 23 push-ups.

300 Meter Run: The 300 meter run should be performed in running shoes and appropriate clothing. The test begins at the designated starting line and concludes after the candidate crosses the designated finish line. The candidate must complete this run in 68 seconds or less.

1.5 Mile Run/Walk: The 1.5 mile run/walk should be performed in running shoes and appropriate clothing. The candidate may run or walk to complete this event. Candidates will call out their bib color and number after each completed running lap. The test begins at the designated starting line and concludes after the candidate crosses the designated finish line. The candidate must complete the 1.5 mile run/walk in 16 minutes and 57 seconds or less.

How can I apply?

  1. Complete a City of Henderson online job application.
  2. 2. Take and pass the Police Officer Exam by selecting Henderson Police Department under Law Enforcement Jobs at the following link.Click here: NTN’s jobs listing. Testing must be completed within 30 days of application.