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

Recent changes to the Police Recruit process:

     A birth certificate is no longer required at the time of application (it will be required during the Background Investigation).

     Domicile requirements are now waived for Police Recruits and Officers.

     Restrictions on previous drug use have been changed (see the disqualifiers link below).

     Additional ways to qualify have been added (see the requirements below).




To apply, you must be:

     at least 20 years old.

     licensed to drive with a good driving record and driving experience.

     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.







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