The mission of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) is to partner with the community to provide outstanding service and protection through prevention, innovation and leadership. Recruiting, hiring and training qualified and diverse individuals to serve the Las Vegas community are central to the successful achievement of this mission. The Professional Standards Division is tasked with providing fair and unbiased recruiting, selection, background, and training systems that encourage the best local and out-of-state applicants to apply for and secure positions with the LVMPD.
The LVMPD's values are the behavioral standards that our members must exhibit both on and off duty. The values of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are:
- Integrity (Exhibits ethical behavior, is honest, maintains trust and confidentiality, keeps commitments, sets a good example..........)
- Courage (Stands up for what he/she believes in, does the right thing, supports others, is flexible, adapts to change........)
- Accountability (Takes responsibility for actions, "owns" the decision, shows initiative, admits mistakes, is self-directed.....)
- Respect for others (Builds confidence, provides resources, appreciates differences, provides recognition, is a team player......)
- Excellence (Exhibits a positive and professional attitude, shows respect for learning, has pride in work, exhibits high standards, values creativity, has an open mind.....)
SYSTEMS APPROACH TO EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
The Office of Human Resources (OHR), the Backgrounds Section, and the Organizational Development Bureau (ODB), which are a part of the Professional Standards Division, have designed a systems approach to attracting, selecting, hiring, and training. Hiring qualified candidates can only be accomplished if qualified applicants are encouraged to work for the LVMPD. The effort to recruit a qualified workforce is the responsibility of every LVMPD employee. Additionally, the LVMPD calls upon community leaders, agencies and interest groups to support this employment effort. OHR has literature that is available to anyone interested in employment with the LVMPD, in addition to the information contained on this site. Potential applicants are also encouraged to visit www.protectthecity.com for additional information about the LVMPD and employment.
The various Department sections that specialize in different aspects of the recruiting, selecting, hiring, and training processes are as follows:
Recruiting – With the assistance of the community, the LVMPD encourages applicants to prepare for a career in law enforcement. Recruiters hold symposiums, visit special interest groups, conduct employment seminars, conduct fitness preparation sessions, and meet one-on-one with potential applicants. Men and women interested in law enforcement are encouraged to visit with recruiters who will explain their career options and answer questions. For those not interested in becoming an officer, there are a variety of civilian positions as well. Job descriptions and minimum qualifications are also listed on this website for more information.
Talent Management Section – This Section handles a variety of selection and classification-related tasks, to include conducting job analyses, developing new classifications, developing and administering testing processes, posting job announcements, screening applications, and creating eligibility lists for hire, transfer and promotion. This Section also offers career counseling to current LVMPD members.
Personnel Management Team – This Team handles the employment processing and onboarding of new employees, and tracking of personnel movement throughout the LVMPD.
Backgrounds Section - This Section conducts life history investigations (Background) and polygraphs on candidates who have completed the selection process and been placed on an eligibility list as positions are authorized to be filled.
Organizational Development Bureau - This Bureau administers the Police Recruit Academies, while the Detention Services Division Training Section administers the Corrections Recruit Academies. Both are also responsible for in-service training provided to current employees on various and relevant topics.