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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Application for Police Recruit

To apply, you must:

  • Be at least 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • Be licensed to drive with a good driving record and driving experience.
  • Be in good physical and psychological condition to perform the essential functions of the job of Police Officer.

Additionally, applicants must possess one of the sets of qualifications below:   

  • A state approved G.E.D./high school diploma and two (2) years of active military service.
  • A state approved G.E.D./high school diploma and any combination of four (4) years of active duty and/or military reserve service (National Guard or Reserves).
  • At least 60 college credits from an accredited college or university.  Credits must be on one transcript.
  • An Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • A state approved G.E.D./high school diploma and at least two (2) years of patrol and/or investigative law enforcement experience. This experience must have been gained after completion of a police academy and field training.

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 any illegal drug, other than marijuana, within the ten years prior to application.
  5. Recruits: Used marijuana within the two years prior to application. Laterals: Used marijuana within the three years prior to application.
  6. Recruits: Used any prescription drug or legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within the two years prior to application. Laterals: Used any prescription drug or legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within the three 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.

Be sure to submit a copy of your driver's license and proof of your education, military experience, and/or law enforcement experience.  You will not be scheduled for testing until you submit these documents.  You can submit your documents as an attachment to your application or by mail to 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 900, New Orleans, LA 70112. 

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Qualifications

Do you possess a valid driver's license? *


Are you currently P.O.S.T. certified or equivalent? *



Attachments

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: 11/25/2014 3:42:25 PM

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