Airport Police Officer

Reno, NV
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
Salary: $51,188.80-$68,785.60

The Position

Open Until Filled

Applicants must be available to work day, swing and night shifts 7 days a week, including weekends & holidays. For consideration, applicants should check those boxes on the application under availability. Applicants must be available for call out and scheduled overtime. Qualified candidates must be available to participate in physical agility testing.

This classified position is FLSA non-exempt, which means it is eligible for overtime.


Performs duties in law enforcement, aviation security and public safety. Duties will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Conducts and participates in general investigations of crimes, accidents and incidents.
  • Maintains surveillance of airport facilities and grounds; controls traffic and enforces parking regulations.
  • Preserves law, order and public safety; discovers and prevents commission of crimes.
  • Responds to service calls and complaints including civil complaints, property control, vehicle accidents and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.
  • Investigates crimes; collects, processes, photographs and presents evidence; interviews victims, witnesses and other complainants.
  • Contacts and cooperates in investigations with other law enforcement agencies including the Transportation Security Administration and provides mutual aid and assistance.
  • Apprehends and arrests offenders; writes reports; testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the general public.
  • Maintains the highest level of ethical standards while working for and representing the RTAA.


In order to be considered, all of the following criteria must be met and clearly documented on the official application: 

  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of application.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 10+ years of patrol experience OR 5+ years of Airport Police experience.
  • Possession of current Category 1 Nevada Basic Peace Officer Standards & Training Certification (POST) or completion of Nevada POST Academy at the time of appointment. Note: Out of state applicants must be employed by a law enforcement agency for a minimum of one (1) year in order to be eligible for the "in lieu of" training to obtain NV POST certification.
  • Citizen of the United States.
  • Possession of a current driver's license at the time of application.

A copy of the POST Certification must be submitted during the interview process