Law Enforcement in Nevada

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Nevada


Around 0.4% of Nevada's graduates graduate from law enforcement degree programs every year. That means an estimated 159 law enforcement professionals graduate from Nevada's 9 law enforcement schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nevada with a law enforcement program is ITT Technical Institute-Henderson, which is located in Henderson. In 2010, it was ranked 79th nationwide. 45 students graduated with a degree in law enforcement from ITT Technical Institute-Henderson in 2010. ITT Technical Institute-Henderson charged in-state students $18,048 in tuition fees per year.

Great Basin College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nevada that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Elko. In 2010, Great Basin College graduated 6 students from its law enforcement program. Tuition at Great Basin College was $2,243 per year.

Nevada State College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Nevada that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Henderson. In 2010, Nevada State College graduated 5 students from its law enforcement programs. The tuition rate at Nevada State College was $3,563 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Nevada's law enforcement schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,448 per year, though tuition can range from $18,048 per year to $2,243 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Nevada law enforcement schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Henderson - located in Henderson, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Northern Nevada Campus - located in Reno, students are charged $10,500 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $10,500 per year

The law enforcement schools in Nevada that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. College of Southern Nevada - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $2,243 per year
  2. Truckee Meadows Community College - located in Reno, students are charged $2,243 per year
  3. Western Nevada College - located in Carson City, students are charged $2,243 per year

A law enforcement degree from a Nevada school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Nevada law enforcement professionals:

  1. Pinal County - 1,050 law enforcement professionals
  2. Clark County - 430 law enforcement professionals
  3. Elko County - 310 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 5,810 law enforcement professionals will be working in Nevada state. This would require the number of law enforcement professionals to grow by 4%.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Nevada earn $71,395 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Law enforcement professional in Nevada had varying salaries from $39,020 to $112,500 per year in 2010. Law enforcement professionals in the following Nevada counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clark County - $78,200 per year
  2. Pinal County - $74,440 per year
  3. Churchill County - $59,200 per year

On average, law enforcement professionals earn the least in the following Nevada counties:

  1. Elko County - $57,355 per year
  2. Churchill County - $59,200 per year
  3. Pinal County - $74,440 per year

The law enforcement professionals with highest average salaries in Nevada were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $76,950 per year
  2. Police Officer - $65,840 per year

On average, the lowest paid law enforcement professionals in Nevada were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $76,950 per year
  2. Police Officer - $65,840 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law enforcement in Nevada and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or crime scene investigation, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement in Nevada
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Nevada
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Nevada

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,614 miles from location ITT Technical Institute North Las Vegas NV n/a n/a n/a
7,617 miles from location College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas NV 8.76905 n/a 42,108
7,783 miles from location Truckee Meadows Community College Reno NV 11.7657 n/a 12,942
7,792 miles from location Western Nevada College Carson City NV 8.29894 n/a 5,229
7,553 miles from location Great Basin College Elko NV 17.5004 n/a 3,647
7,618 miles from location University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus Las Vegas NV 9.57374 n/a 2,758
7,605 miles from location Nevada State College Henderson NV 12.2875 49% 2,516
7,609 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Henderson Henderson NV 21.4047 100% 1,193
7,785 miles from location University of Phoenix-Northern Nevada Campus Reno NV 4.32148 n/a 595
 

Curious what studying Law Enforcement gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Nevada

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 4,790 $65,840 14.6%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 630 $76,950 28.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are law enforcement related jobs in Nevada