Nevada Department of Public Safety commissions state’s newest peace officers
The Nevada Department of Public Safety commissioned the state’s newest peace officers at the Academy 86 graduation ceremony held Thursday at the Galena High School Theater.
Of the 17 graduates, 11 will join the department’s Parole and Probation Division and six will join the Highway Patrol Division. The new officers will be assigned statewide.
Cadets are immersed in 17 weeks of high-level courses designed to develop skills required to serve as law enforcement officers in Nevada. Training includes law and legal procedures, patrol operations and investigations, performance of skills, functions of a peace officer and physical fitness.
DPS officers perform a variety of law enforcement and public safety functions within the department. Assignments vary and officers have the opportunity to work with various divisions within the department, including the Nevada Highway Patrol, Parole and Probation, Capitol Police, State Fire Marshal and Investigations.
The Nevada DPS is recruiting statewide. Interested candidates can visit http://www.nevadadpscareers.com for information and hiring event locations.