The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department offers an Internship Program for current college students who are approved by their school to obtain college credits through completing the required work hours and meeting any other associated requirements. All of these requirements must be agreed to by LVMPD, the intern applicant, and the college concerned before the internship starts.
Specific areas where interns may be assigned include Missing Persons, Criminalistics, Sexual Assault, Property Crimes, Gang Crimes, Patrol Area Commands, Abuse Neglect, and Domestic Violence, etc. However, through sit-alongs, ride-alongs, and tours, interns may also be exposed to more aspects of the Department and its operations. The progress of individual interns is monitored by the Office of Human Resources and may be periodically reported to the college to which the intern belongs.
The minimum qualifications for an internship with the LVMPD are as follows:
- Age 18 or above.
- U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
- Currently enrolled in a college internship course offering credits for completing a specified number of work hours in an internship, or be able to produce a college letter of intent indicating the student's eligibility for enrolling in such an internship course.
- Be able to work a minimum of eight hours a week.
- Have sufficient health insurance coverage.
Students meeting these criteria may fill out an online application by accessing this website under “Employment/Open Competitive Job Opportunities.” Applications should be filed at least 100 days before the start of the semester in which the internship will start. This time period is required for completing both the initial processing of the application and the 90-day background investigation on the applicant.
If you are invited to an initial interview, you are required to bring:
- your driver’s license or state-issued Identity Card;
- official, sealed college transcript(s);
- proof of enrollment in a college internship course offering credits for completing a specified number of work hours in an internship, or a college letter of intent indicating your eligibility; and
- proof of current health insurance.
A background investigator will contact those candidates who pass the initial interview and provide them with access to the online Personal History Statement (PHS) that must be completed within 10 days from date access is given. The PHS and all required documentation listed on the front of the PHS must be presented to the background investigator at the time of the background interview. More information about the PHS and required documentation is available on www.protectthecity.com, Join the Force, Background.
For questions on the Internship Program, please send us an e-mail at Intern_Program@lvmpd.com or call (702) 828-3497. Thank you for your interest.