Director, Department of Public Safety-The City of Las Vegas (NV)

The City of Las Vegas is offering a unique opportunity for an experienced public safety executive 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 414 with an operating budget of $80 million, including animal control. 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 to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief of Public Safety.

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 $112,951 to $180,724 annually. The City offers an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately by submitting a cover letter and comprehensive resume to Ralph Andersen & Associates at no later than Monday, August 31, 2020. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Project Director. Other members of the Search Team include former Police Chief Bryan Noblett (retired) and Mr. John Slaughter, Senior Consultant. All members of the Search Team are available for a confidential discussion by contacting or (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at