Become a Peace Officer

Start your career in law enforcement with the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC).
Earn $55,000 - 90,000 / yr as a Correctional Officer. NDOC contributes to Nevada’s public safety by operating safe and secure institutions in the state of Nevada.


Nevada Department of Corrections

Law Enforcement Careers

Improve public safety by ensuring a safe and humane environment that incorporates proven rehabilitation initiatives that prepare individuals for successful reintegration into our communities.


Reduce victimization and recidivism by providing offenders with incentive for self-improvement and the tools to effect change.


We will pursue our mission with integrity, act in a professional and ethical manner, be responsible for our actions, and raise the department to the higest standards.

are you ready for the challenge?

What is a Correction Officer?

Under supervision as a sworn law enforcement peace officer, to provide the public, staff, and offenders protection by enforcing State and Federal laws and administrative regulations while supervising the conduct of offenders of a State correctional facility or camp; and to do other related work.

Great benefits

The State of Nevada Offers a Wide Array of Benefits to Correctional Officers

Career Advancement

$7,500 Bonus First Year

Overtime Opportunities

Medical, Dental, Life Insurance & PERS Pension

15% Pay Raise for Trainees After 6 Months

Paid While Training in the Academy

Minimum Qualification for a Correctional Officer


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Age & Education

  • Be at least 21 years of age when hired.

  • Be a high school graduate or its equivalent (G.E.D. under Nevada Educational Standards).

Criminal History

  • Must have not been convicted of, or placed on deferred adjudication for any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence.

  • Must be of good moral character as determined by the Department and by the State of Nevada regulatory guidelines.

Employment History

  • 2 years of full time or equivalent work history.

  • Work history can be part time or full-time work, military or college experience after high school graduation.

Learn More & Apply

Ready to take the next step? Fill out the form with your contact information and we will walk you through the process. We do our best to help potential candidates prepare physically and mentally as they get ready for an amazing career with the Nevada Department of Corrections.

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