The Henderson Police Department announces the opening of
applications for the position ofPolice Officer. Processing and
testing of applicants will occur throughout the year on an ongoing
The department is seeking dedicated people of character,
courage, conscience, and compassion who are interested in a
challenging and rewarding career of service to the citizens and
community of Henderson. Be a part of HPD's vision: Strength in
Unity, Character in Actions, Excellence in Service.
The pool of candidates from this recruitment may be used to fill
vacancies for the classification of Police Officer for up to one
Under general supervision, performs law enforcement duties
related to detecting, preventing, and investigating crime and
maintaining law and order; and performs related duties as
Click here to view a complete copy of the job description and
Starting pay will be tiered, based on education and experience.
Further information on the tiers can be found here.
- Graduation from high school or the equivalent.
- 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.
- Must be a U.S. citizen by the time of application.
- Must be at least 21 years of ageat the time of
- Must have no convictions for offenses greater than a
misdemeanor. Must have no convictions for offenses of domestic
- 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 Department
Academy within the time frame prescribed by the department.
- Must pass a nationwide fingerprint-based record check, and a
- Must complete Security Awareness and National Crime Information
Center (NCIC)/Nevada Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS)
certification within six months of hire/transfer and be recertified
every two years. Must maintain certifications in NCIC/NCJIS as a
condition of continued employment.
Required Documents/Assessment Information
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
1) Completed Employment Application
2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
It is the Candidate's responsibility to schedule andtake
thewritten exam with the National Testing Network (NTN) within 30
days of application submittal. Tests can be taken at ANY of the
sites offered by NTN.
The Henderson Police Department offers full testing services for
the position ofPolice Officer through National Testing Network,
Inc. To schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com,
selectLaw Enforcementand select the Henderson, Nevada Police
Department.Examinations must be completed within 30 days of
For anyquestions regarding the online examination, please
contact NTN directly at 1-855-821-3761.
More information on what to expect can be found at the
- Completion of the testing application process
- Detailed information about the written testing process
- Opportunity to take online practice tests at
- Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered
multiple times a week, including Saturdays, at multiple locations
in many states.
- Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair
HPD will contact candidates after scores are received and
processed to inform them of their status in the process.
National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry
level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National
Testing Network does not replace the Henderson Police Department's
responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All
candidate results are provided to the Department where the final
decisions are made.
Candidates who pass all portions of the NTNLaw Enforcementtest
with a score of 65% or higher in the Human Relations Video section,
70% or higher inthe Writing section,and 70% or higher in the
Reading section,willbe eligible to continue in the selection
Oral Exam and Physical Fitness Test
The Preliminary Interview and Physical Fitness Test will be
conducted on the same day with the interview taking placein the
morning.Applicants who have passed the interview process willmove
on to the fitness test in the afternoon. Groups of applicants will
be processed in this manner on an ongoing basis throughout the
year. Applicants will be notified of a specific date for the
Preliminary Interview when their application has been processed and
selected for scheduling in the nextassessment date. There are
limited spaces on each interview and testing day and applicants
will be invited based on earliest application date with valid
passing scores from NTN.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:
If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, you
will be required to self-schedule through the City of Henderson
on-line application system. Please check your email on a regular
basis after submitting your applicationfor complete instructions,
which include where and when to report.
The selection process will begin with an employment application
package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited
to participate further in the assessment process.This process may
include any combination of written, performance, and oral
assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience,
knowledge, skills, and abilities.The City will provide reasonable
accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. It is the
responsibility of the candidaterequiring accommodation to contact
the Human Resources Department in writing, at
COHHR@cityofhenderson.com to request such accommodation prior to
IMPORTANT: Appointment is subject to the successful completion
of a pre-employment background investigation, polygraph
examination, medical/physical examination, Psychological
examination, drug and alcohol test. Please see the job description
to view the physical requirements of the job. As part of the
background investigation, all claims of education and experience
made in the employment application process, as well as other
information submitted, will be verified.
NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices
and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical,
and professional standards. Some candidates may be disqualified
indefinitely due to the results of their background