History of the Nevada Police Department
The Nevada Police Department has had 5 different police chiefs since the first one was appointed in 1960. The very first Nevada Police Chief, Floyd "Baldy" Baldus, came on the Nevada Police force in 1955 as a police officer. Mayor Frank Lounsberry created the post of chief in 1960 to which he appointed Baldus.
Chief Baldus served eleven years in the department and ended his service under Mayor Herb Shearman in December of 1966. When Chief Baldus retired, the police department had a total of four officers. After retirement, Chief Baldus was still available for reserve duty and continued to collect money for the City of Nevada from the parking meters as well as keeping them in good working order.