RENO — The Reno Police Department has announced it is accepting applications for the position of police officer.
The Reno Police Department consists of 284 sworn officers and serves a population of approximately 212,000 residents. Due to the recent economic strains, the department experienced many unexpected retirements, resulting in several positions left unfilled. As a result, the department was forced to transfer many to assist with the needs of the patrol division, and hire more on overtime to fill in.
The department is accepting applications only from those who have a Basic Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certificate. Each state has a POST commission to which each department must conform. There are also three POST categories: I, II and III. The Reno Police Department is only hiring persons with a Category I certificate.
Applicants from outside Nevada must complete an 80-hour Nevada in-lieu POST course, which is available online at www.post.state.nv.us. The course can be completed faster than 80 hours. Ultimately it is up to the applicant how determined they are to complete the process.
The department will be accepting applications from through Aug. 5.
For more information, visit www.reno.gov, email email@example.com or call 789-5424.