Law Enforcement Officer Position

Boulder City Police Department - Lateral



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Boulder City Police Department - Lateral

Last updated on April 14, 2022
PST Partner Agency since December 10, 2019

Vacancy: 1

Important Information

The pool of qualified candidates derived from this recruitment may be used to fill more than one position

Applicants are invited to apply for a POLICE OFFICER, Lateral Entry with the City of Boulder City. This is an entry-level commissioned officer position designed for officers that have been employed as a full time, fully commissioned sworn law enforcement officer in a civilian law enforcement agency for at least 12 of the past 24 months at time of application. Must have current Nevada POST Category I certification or equivalent current certification from a Nevada POST designated reciprocal state.

Out-of-state reciprocal candidates must successfully complete the Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements for lateral entry reciprocal eligible candidates as required by Nevada POST to maintain employment.


Under the direct supervision of a law enforcement chain of command, this position is responsible for the performance of professional municipal police work in preserving and protecting public peace and safety, protecting life and preventing crime through proper enforcement of the law.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (It is important to note that the duties listed below are “representative only” and are not intended to cover the full range or scope of duties in this class.)

Serve as a representative of the City of Boulder City, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and with the public. Patrol the community to aid in preventing crime and to enforce Federal, State, and City laws and regulations. Monitor traffic and maintains traffic safety. Detect and deter possible criminal activities. Conduct criminal investigations. Identify and arrest criminals. Respond to emergency and routine incidents/calls for service; determine the nature of the incident/service call, investigate the circumstances, and takes any necessary and prudent action. May call for assistance or superior officers if necessary. Take command at scene of crime or accident; administers first aid and request medical service as necessary; takes statements and interviews victims and witnesses; examines situation; records vital information regarding causes and circumstances. Guard, transport and supervise prisoners. Ensure that patrol activities are conducted in conformance with departmental rules and regulations. Conduct investigation assignments of suspected illegal activity or follow-up investigations of criminal cases and in the collection and preservation of evidence at the crime scene.


· Pertinent federal, state and local law, codes and regulation

· Criminal behavior and the causes underlying criminality and social, psychological and physical needs of criminals.

· Standard police practices, methods and procedures.

· Standard police methods of investigation, apprehension and rules of evidence.

· Police terminology and practices

· Correct English usage, including spelling, punctuation and grammar in order to write reports, memoranda, legal descriptions and observational descriptions.

· Basic math calculations.

· Good communications skills and practices


Learn and properly apply city, state, and federal laws, statutes, ordinances and court decisions related to police activities. Ability to conduct criminal investigations and utilize common law enforcement principles, practices and techniques. Proficiently and properly, utilize common law enforcement weapons and tools. Learn and properly apply common law enforcement policies and procedures. Learn and apply proper force in a variety of situations; defend and protect self in physical confrontations. Properly evaluate situations and determine appropriate action to be taken; to anticipate situations and problems and initiate effective strategies; recognize safety hazards and exercise caution in all actions. Operate typical law enforcement vehicles safely in routine and emergency situations. Operate various equipment including radio, computer, word processing and other equipment used in police activities. Communicate with a variety of people in various situations; using persuasion, tact, self-restraint, common sense, judgment and strategy. Work shift work; any shift or any days of the week. Work successfully in a law enforcement environment and manage stressful and potentially dangerous/hazardous contact situations. Give and follow verbal and written instructions. Write and dictate clearly and concisely using grammatically correct English. Read and interpret complex documents; collect, organize and analyze a variety of information and apply results to police activities. Organize and prioritize work. Observe, assimilate and recall facts and details. Administer basic first aid. Testify with proper courtroom demeanor. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Maintain confidentiality. Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. Perform physical fitness: defensive tactics activities as required. Run for extended period of time after suspects. Climb over fences, through windows, onto roofs, jump high obstacles, across spaces. Strength to subdue resistant persons, lift, drag, or carry persons or objects. Meet Department Medical Standards. Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations commonly expected for law enforcement operations. Distinguish objects at night. Communicating with others in person, on radio or telephone. Distinguishing voices in a crowd. Read and write typical law enforcement reports and other related documents. Operate assigned equipment. Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of: Making sound decisions. Demonstrating intellectual capabilities. Maintain department dress and appearance requirements


Positions in this class typically require daily dealing with distraught or difficult individuals; standing for prolonged periods; work outdoors possibly in inclement weather; operate a motor vehicle on public roads for travel throughout the city, county and state; exposure to hazardous materials, diseases, and airborne/blood borne pathogens; daily wearing protective gear and equipment; precise control of fingers and hand movements; daily strenuous physical tasks; and lifting, moving and carrying objects over 20 pounds

Shift, holiday and weekend work are required. Overtime and call back may be required


Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for running, climbing, standing, squatting, and sitting for prolonged periods of time; strength to subdue persons, to drag, carry and lift persons and objects; dexterity to write and to shoot a gun; to be heard in noisy group situation.

Other Conditions which apply to this classification:
Wear a law enforcement uniform and equipment. Maintain a neat and clean appearance. Study learning materials on off duty time. Obey the laws of the State of Nevada, City of Boulder City, Clark County, and any other city, county or state jurisdiction the applicant might be in residing in or visiting.

The most highly qualified applicants will be contacted via e-mail and asked to participate further in the recruitment process. 


The top candidates from the above testing must successfully complete the following:

Polygraph or CVSA (Voice Stress) Exam

Extensive Background (Life History) Investigation

Complete Medical Exam and Drug screening

Psychological Examination

Qualified applicants should complete a City of Boulder City application form which may be obtained on the City, AND a completed written examination from Public Safety Testing.

Completed applications must be received no later than the close date noted above.



Community Information

Located 30 minutes from the Las Vegas airport, Boulder City is a delightful and unique desert town located in the southern tip of Nevada. Boulder City enjoys a distinctive heritage, with its roots beginning with the implementation of one of the most significant public works projects of our time, the Boulder Canyon Project, a monumental federal undertaking resulting in the construction of Hoover Dam. Today, Boulder City prides itself in its commitment to support solar energy development. It is the home to one of the largest commercial scale photovoltaic solar energy plants in the United States and is working toward making its mark as a leader in solar energy generation in the world. It is the home to several solar energy plants. An additional 10,369 acres are currently under lease for future solar energy development in partnership with world energy development leaders. Active solar and gas leases cover 10,700 acres and generate 2 gigawatts of power. Nearly all of the land within the Boulder City limits is owned by the City, and this land is an important asset to the community. The City has a controlled growth ordinance, which limits residential and hotel-motel development and has many restrictions regarding how land can be disposed of or sold. This land asset has also made it possible for the City to develop many large parks, a multi-species conservation preserve and world renowned mountain biking trails. Boulder City isn’t a sleepy, little town—it is a vibrant, tourist-based community, that hosts many special events and supports many recreational activities. The City is the home to three golf courses—two of which are municipal golf courses. Boulder City Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course developed in the 70’s. Boulder Creek Golf Course is a 27-hole desert golf course developed in the early 2000’s. The population of Boulder City is estimated to be 16,000. Following a period of extremely rapid growth, in 1979 the City adopted a controlled growth ordinance for the purpose of controlling the rate and distribution of development throughout the community to ensure the adequacy of the City’s facilities and services within acceptable allocation of City revenues. The controlled growth requirements and philosophy are zealously monitored by City residents. Approximately 25% of Boulder City’s population represents senior citizens and retirees from government and corporate pursuits. Geographically, Boulder City is the largest city in Nevada—over 200 square miles in size, so it had plenty of opportunity to grow along with the Las Vegas Valley but, Boulder City has chosen to remain a small town and true to its historic beginnings Boulder City residents enjoy and are vigilant in protecting a high quality of life and in preserving the excellent family-oriented and small-town nature of the community; gaming is prohibited by City charter, resulting in a community atmosphere unlike any municipality in Nevada. Yet, Boulder City is a community that has that hometown feel. It is a close-knit community that has a strong volunteer base. Boulder City residents are friendly and cordial, involved in their community and vocal in their opinions. They will tell you when they think you’ve done a good job and won’t hesitate to point out mistakes as well. Boulder City schools are a part of the Clark County School District. Boulder City parents are very involved in their children’s education, and it is this commitment that has assisted Boulder City High School  becoming the recipient of the prestigious “5-star rating” designation, of which only a handful of schools in Clark County have received.  The five stars are only given to the highest performing schools in the school district’s ranking system.

Area Information

County: Clark
Population: 16,000
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

Boulder City Police Department - Lateral has 1 vacancy.

The pool of qualified candidates derived from this recruitment may be used to fill more than one position

The most highly qualified applicants will be contacted via e-mail and asked to participate further in the recruitment process. 

Salary Information

Hourly Wage: $ 31.07

Boulder City Police Department - Lateral Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED High school diploma or equivalent. Higher education preferred.
Driver's License Required Valid State of Nevada Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, unrestricted except as to vision, prior to appointment.
Vision Requirements Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/40 in one eye and 20/30 in both eyes
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Must have current Nevada POST Category I certification or equivalent current certification from a Nevada POST designated reciprocal state.
Prior Experience Requirement Has been employed as a full time, fully commissioned sworn law enforcement officer in a civilian law enforcement agency for at least 12 of the past 24 months at time of application.

Boulder City Police Department - Lateral Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Criminal Activity
Automatic Must have no convictions of any crime for which registration in the State of Nevada is required pursuant to NRS 207.090 or 207.152
Automatic Must have no convictions of any misdemeanors involving use/attempt of physical force if committed by those listed in the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997

Contact Information

Boulder City Police Department - Lateral

1005 Arizona Street
Boulder City, NV 89005 Clark County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)

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