The Legislative Police serve and protect all legislative employees and property, as well as citizens drawn here and to Las Vegas by the legislative process. We are an independent agency, working only for the legislature and are not a subsidiary of any other state division. All officers have extensive law enforcement backgrounds, and many are retired law enforcement officers from around the country.
As well as having a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the law enforcement profession and Nevada’s laws, our officers:
Maintain current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements, Incident Command System (ICS), and National Incident Command Systems (NIMS) certification;
Administer emergency first aid;
Perform indoor and outdoor foot patrols to ensure building and grounds security;
Provide services to the State Senators and Assembly members;
Furnish dignitary protection and transportation for legislative officials;
Coordinate activities with other law enforcement agencies;
Conduct training seminars for staff and other law enforcement agencies;
Duty assignments vary during 24-hour, seven days a week shifts.
Additional requirements include:
Nevada POST Certificate;
A complete and documented background investigation, including fingerprinting, criminal history, DMV inquiry, educational background, history of military service and history of physical addresses;
Must undergo a psychological investigation, a drug screening test, and a polygraph test;
Must be a citizen of the United States;
An annual medical/physical therapy exam confirming ability to perform the duties of a peace officer.