Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has one public safety school within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Public Safety students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become public safety dispatchers, public safety officials, public safety managers, public safety specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,090 people working as police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,470. Also, Emergency medical technicians and paramedics make on average $33,020 per year and there are about 217,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 760 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $33,670. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this area earn $54,500/yr and there are 410 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.473 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, and 0.881/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nevada-Las Vegas ends up costing a student $8,166/yr.