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Henderson Police

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Working for The Henderson Police Department

Logo of the current Henderson Police Department badgeThe Henderson Police Department is a nationally accredited agency dedicated to providing unparalleled service to the community we represent. We are one of the most technologically advanced agencies in the country. Our vision is to make Henderson the safest city in the country by providing premier police services through innovation and partnerships with our community.

The Henderson Police Department has 391 police officer positions, 81 correction officers and more than 151 civilian staff members. The Department is at an exciting crossroads in its history.  If you have the commitment to help others and your community and want to have a career that makes a difference, now is your opportunity to join one of the finest police departments in the nation. This section of our website is devoted to providing you with all you'll need to know about becoming a police officer for the Henderson Police Department.

Some History about our Department:

The City of Henderson Police Department began in 1953 with just seven officers and a borrowed car from the Clark County Sheriff's Department to patrol the city. But as the City has grown so has the Department. While the Department started off needing to scrounge some resources, it has developed into one the most technologically advanced police department in the country.

Photo of an officer standing by a Henderson Police patrol carThe Department continues to forge ahead using technology not only to keep people safe, but also to solve crimes. The Department in 2003 became the one of the very few local police agencies in the country to have a searchable palm print database to add to the fingerprint database. Two latent print examiners have already discovered numerous hits on palm prints to help resolve crimes.

The history of the City of Henderson Police Department is rich with people that care about their community and serving their neighbors. The Department uses technology to make the City safer, but it is the men and women of the City of Henderson Police Department that are the heart of the agency. It is the men and women of the Department that create the rich tradition.

Minimum Qualifications for Police Officer

    At least 21 years of age by the date of the written examination
•    U.S. Citizen by the date of the written examination
    High school diploma or equivalent at time of application
•    No convictions of any felony crime or a crime for which you would be required to register per Nevada law
•    No convictions of any crime involving Domestic Violence

Specialized Assignments

The Henderson Police Department provides an environment for community service, problem solving and personal growth. Your career begins in Patrol and from there, your opportunities are unlimited. Below are some of the opportunities available to you:

•   Investigations
   Computer Crimes
•   Missing Persons
•   Gangs Unit
•   Intelligence
•   Backgrounds
•   Financial Crimes
•   Sex Offender Unit
•   Bike Patrol
•   Narcotics
•   Problem Solving Unit
   Sexual Assault
•   Property Crimes
•   K9
•   Traffic (Motors)
•   Community Relations Unit/D.R.E.A.M.S.
•   Field Training Officer
•   Robbery
•   Vehicle theft
•   SWAT
•   Professional Standards
•   Training
•   Recruitment

Photo of a Henderson Police K-9 officer with his canine partner

A photo of Henderson Police Department SWAT officers training

A photo of four Henderson Police Department bicycle officers with their police-issued bicycles

Salary & Benefits

    $55,577.60 - $86,236.80 Annually
•    Bilingual Pay
•    Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
    Paid Holidays
    Partial Tuition Reimbursement


•    Paid Academy Training
•    Assignment Pay
•    Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
•    Paid Retirement
•    Four 10-Hour Shifts


•    Shift Differential Pay  
•    Uniform Allowance Paid by the City

•    Paid Overtime
•    Paid Health, Dental, Vision,
     and Life Insurance


Selection Process

•    Written Examination
•    Oral Board
•    Physical Fitness Test
•    Psychological Exam
•    Background Investigation
    Polygraph Exam
•    Medical Exam

    Drug and Alcohol Screening

Police Officer Physical Agility Requirements - View required Physical Agility Requirements for Police Officer.

A photo of the Henderson Police Department mobile command vehicle

For more information about joining the Henderson Police Department you may contact us at The Henderson Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Henderson Police Department Recruiting Unit
223 Lead Street / P.O. Box 95050
Henderson, NV 89009