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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Become a New Orleans Police Officer

Make a difference. Start a rewarding career. Join the City of New Orleans Police Department.

Competitive law enforcement salary and excellent benefits include:

  • Outstanding retirement plan with benefits earned in as little as five years
  • Affordable and quality health, vision, and dental insurance for you and your family
  • Many types of additional, incentive and shift pay
  • 10 paid holidays, 13 days of paid vacation, 13 days of paid sick leave, and 15 days of paid military reserve leave each year

To apply, you must have:

  • A valid driver's license
  • A birth certificate (you must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application)
  • A college degree or a college transcript with 60 or more credit hours from an accredited institution OR a DD-214 indicating at least two years of full time military service.  Applicants qualifing with military experince must also sumbit a high school diploma/G.E.D.
  • Not have any disqualifiers, for example felonies, certain misdemeanors, or recent illegal drug use.    

Submit your application online today

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The Process

The hiring process consists of the steps below.  You must successfully complete each step to move on to the next.  You must complete all of the steps to be hired. 

  1. Submit your application and documents verifying age, education and, in some cases, military requirements
  2. Multiple choice exam and writing exercise
  3. Physical Agility Test including push ups, sit-ups, and running
  4. Background Investigation including a CVSA test (a type of lie detector test)
  5. Substance Abuse Screening
  6. Medical exam
  7. Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluation

Police Recruit multiple choice exams will be held on the below listed dates. Additional test dates will be added as needed. Candidates must apply with Civil Service and be scheduled for testing.

  • March 27, 2014
  • March 31, 2014
  • April 28, 2014

Submit your application online today

Applications can also be submitted:

  • In person, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 900, New Orleans, LA 70112.
  • By mail to 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 900, New Orleans, LA 70112.

To apply by mail, print and return the documents below.         

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Last updated: 2/26/2014 3:37:24 PM

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