List of law enforcement agencies in Nevada

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This is a list of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. state of Nevada.

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the state had 76 law enforcement agencies employing 6,643 sworn police officers, about 254 for each 100,000 residents.[1]

Law enforcement in Nevada[edit]

The State of Nevada Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission is responsible to:

  • provide for and encourage the training and education of persons whose primary duty is law enforcement to ensure the safety of the residents of and visitors to this state.
  • Shall adopt regulations establishing minimum standards for the certification and decertification, recruitment, selection and training of peace officers.[2]

Within Nevada, Peace Officers are grouped into one of three classes, Category I, Category II, or Category III:

  • Category II peace officers are specialists and include officers such as parole, probation, and bailiffs. The Category II training varies between eight and ten weeks.
  • Category III peace officers are those officers assigned solely to corrections or detention. The typical training is four weeks.[2]

State agencies[edit]

County agencies[edit]

Educational agencies[edit]

Joint jurisdiction/city-county agencies[edit]

City agencies[edit]

Township agencies[edit]

Tribal agencies[edit]

Defunct Agencies[edit]


  1. ^ 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Brian A Reaves, US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 2011
  2. ^ a b Commission report
  3. ^ NLV armed robbery leads to officer-involved shooting; by Ricardo Torres, 6 September 2014, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Constable". Clark County, Nevada. Retrieved June 22, 2012.