Director, Department of Public Safety – Las Vegas, NV

Client: City of Las Vegas, Nevada
Position: Director, Department of Public Safety
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas is offering a unique opportunity for an experienced public safety executive to lead an organization with considerable independence, integrity, and best practices. The Director, Department of Public Safety is responsible for the planning, directing, management, and oversight of the activities and operations of the Department of Public Safety including detention, animal control, and marshals (patrolling city parks and the “Fremont Experience” downtown). The City’s detention facility has an inmate capacity of approximately 700 to 1,000. Total staff count is 400 with an operating budget of $83.5 million. This executive level position also coordinates assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies (Metro Police Department and other local jurisdictions) in the region. The Director also provides leadership to the department’s efforts on community policing.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of increasingly responsible experience in corrections, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field, including two years of administrative and management responsibility. Applicants must possess current P.O.S.T. certification in the State of Nevada at the time of application or demonstrate the ability to obtain reciprocity within a reasonable period.

The salary range for the Director of Public Safety is from $114,922 to $183,877 annually. The City offers an excellent benefits package.