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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Mayor Landrieu, Chief Serpas announce special recruitment event for the New Orleans Police Department

January 05, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced the opening of registration for a Special Recruitment Event for the New Orleans Police Department. On Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm residents are invited to participate in a forum specifically designed to attract local and qualified candidates to apply for the New Orleans Police Department. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and start the application process onsite; network and hear the stories of current officers and interface with NOPD leadership from specialized units.  

The event will be held at KIPP Central City Academy on 2514 Third Street; participant check-in begins at 11:30 am.

 “The people of New Orleans said they wanted more officers on our streets, so we funded five new recruit classes in the 2014 Budget and we’re hiring,” said Mayor Landrieu. “This is another step to recruit talented men and women in our city for promising careers that keep our neighborhoods safe.” 

Individuals who are actively seeking employment within the police department are invited to attend strongly encouraged to pre-register for the Special Recruitment Event at or to connect with the NOPD Recruitment Office at (504) 658-5575. 

The New Orleans Police Department, in collaboration with the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, launched an active recruitment campaign called “Get Behind the Badge” in 2013. Today, job seekers can apply online for the police department and learn about the entire recruitment process at

NOPD offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary, 22-week state-certified law enforcement training; health, dental and vision insurance; and an excellent retirement plan and free life insurance. Applicants must be at least 20 years of age, have obtained a high school diploma or a state approved G.E.D.; and have at least 60 hours of college credits, or the equivalent of two years of full service in the military. The NOPD offers fast track programs for former military servicemen and women that allow you to earn an income while training

The Special Recruitment Event is sponsored the Mayor’s Office, the NOPD Recruitment Office and the City’s Office of Workforce Development.

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