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 NevadaEdit

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.[1]

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

State agenciesEdit

County agenciesEdit

Educational agenciesEdit

Joint jurisdiction/city-county agenciesEdit

City agenciesEdit

Township agenciesEdit

Tribal agenciesEdit

Railroad policeEdit

Defunct AgenciesEdit


  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. ^ "Nevada Taxicab Authority Cops Part Police, Part Regulators". Police One. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  3. ^ Sonner, Scott (12 March 2015). "Rural Nevada sheriff defends I-80 cash confiscations". The Associated Press. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ Torres, Richardo (29 March 2015). "Pahrump deputy arrested after police say he pointed gun at wife". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
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  10. ^ NLV armed robbery leads to officer-involved shooting; by Ricardo Torres, 6 September 2014, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  11. ^ Miller, Carlos (19 March 2015). "Nevada Deputy Who Made National News Last Year for Abusing Forfeiture Law Arrested on Felony Gun Charge". Photography is not a Crime. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Constable". Clark County, Nevada. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  13. ^ Wells Tribal Law Enforcement
  14. ^ Pyramid Lake Tribal Police Wadsworth Sub Station
  15. ^ "Tribal Police". Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. Retrieved 20 July 2019.