HPD Hiring Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I apply for a position with the Police Department?
A. All current postings can be found on our website. On the front page of the website, you will see a link to “Employment”. From the “Employment” page, click on the link to Public Career Opportunities to see the current postings.

Q. Am I able to be notified when a posting opens?
A. To receive an email when other positions you are interested in are posted and accepting applications, fill out a Job Interest Cards and follow the instructions to complete your request.

Q. Do I need to fill out the application on both the City of Henderson website and also the National Testing Network website?
A. Yes. Both applications are required.

Q. How do I schedule the initial test?
A. The Henderson Police Department offers full testing services for the positions of police and corrections officers through National Testing Network, Inc. To schedule a test, go to National Testing Network, select “Law Enforcement” to test for Police Officer or “Corrections” to test for Corrections Officer and select the Henderson, Nevada Police Department. Continue to follow the prompts to schedule your test.

Q. When will I hear if my test scores are high enough for me to move on to the Physical Agility Testing?
A. Generally, it takes about two (2) weeks after the position posting closes for us to get all the test scores from National Testing Network into our system to see which candidates will be moving forward in the hiring process. All candidates will be notified via email of their status once the scores have been entered.

Q. What if I don’t see a test offered on the day I want or in my city?
A. All testing required for the application process must be arranged with National Testing Network (NTN). To schedule a test, go to National Testing Network, select “Law Enforcement” for police or “Corrections” for corrections officer and select the Henderson, Nevada Police Department. Continue to follow the prompts to select and schedule your test. If you don’t see a site or a time that will work for you, contact National Testing Network by email using the Contact NTN link on their website or call NTN’s customer support at 866-563-3882 to see if they will be opening any additional testing times. You will need to take the test at one of the testing sites offered by National Testing Network.
Q. I applied and tested the last time the officer position was posted. Do I need to reapply for this opening?
A. Yes, you do need to fill out a new application for this opening. If you wish to use the test scores for the new position from a test you previously took at National Testing Network, those scores are valid for twelve (12) months from the date you took the test. You may also decide to schedule and take the test again after six (6) months from the date you took the test.

Q. Are lateral transfers available if I currently work as a Police or Corrections officer?
A. We do not have a lateral transfer program. All candidates must successfully complete all steps of the hiring process. Those candidates who are not Nevada Post Certified must attend an academy. The Chief of Police determines if candidates with Nevada Post Certification have to attend the academy or not.

Q. Are there any military waivers for the application or testing schedules?
A. We are not able to provide extensions for testing or application periods, as we must conclude recruitments to coincide with academy start dates. We are also not able to “hold” applications from one recruitment to the next.
Q. Are there any preferences for hiring given for military service?
A. All candidates are required to meet the same hiring standards. We do not use preference points.
Q. Is it okay if I have tattoos?
A. Tattoos must be able to be covered while working. However, in some instances, the department may require tattoos to be removed if deemed inappropriate.

Q. What will my schedule be for the academy?
A. The normal hours of the Academy are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Thursday for approximately 22 weeks. Of course, these times are subject to change to accommodate specialized training.

Q. Is there an age limit for applying?
A. You must be 21 years old or older when submitting the online application
Q. Are there any physical requirements to be an officer?
A. Visit the officer job description page which provides the physical requirements to be an officer.