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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Application for Police Recruit

You will be automatically disqualified for any of the following:

  1. Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any Felony.
  2. Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any Misdemeanor involving any crimes against person or sexual offenses.
  3. Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, any offenses involving violations of the civil rights of any person under the constitution or laws of the United States or any state or territory.
  4. Used or possessed illegal drugs.
  5. Recruits: Used marijuana within two years prior to application. Laterals: Used marijuana within three years prior to application.
  6. Used a drug not prescribed to him/her which may cause dependency including, but not limited to barbiturates, tranquilizers, or amphetamines within two years prior to application.
  7. Been dishonorably discharged from any military service.
  8. Been terminated or forced to resign from any law enforcement agency for disciplinary reasons.
  9. Refused to submit to a polygraph examination and/or voice stress examination.
  10. An unacceptable driving record within five years of application, as evidenced by, three or more negligent collisions; suspension for moving violations; revocation, or operating after suspension/revocation of driving licenses; DWI or DUI convictions.

To apply, you must:

  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Be at least 20 years of age at the time of application
  • Have a college degree or a college transcript with 60 or more credit hours from an accredited institution OR a high school diploma/G.E.D. and a DD-214 indicating at least two years of full time military service.
  • Not have any disqualifiers (see above). 


Fields marked with * are required.

Applicant Information
Which position(s) are you applying for? 

Sex (for statistical purposes only)



Do you require any accommodations for testing? *


Do you possess a valid driver's license? *

We encourage you to upload copies of the documents that verify your eligibility here in order to receive expedited testing.

If you are unable to upload copies of these documents, please mail or drop copies off to 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 900, New Orleans, LA 70112.

You must bring your driver’s license and the original or official copies of all documents to your scheduled multiple choice exam or you will not be permitted to take the exam. 






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Last updated: 12/5/2013 2:43:36 PM

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