Police Officer Requirements - Louisiana


Louisiana State Trooper Qualifications:


         Be a United States Citizen.

         Have a minimum of Two (2) years of experience as a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified peace officer in a full-time position, whose job duties include armed duty with the power of arrest, (jailer/correctional officer experience does not qualify); or A minimum of sixty (60) semester hours from an accredited college or university, (must provide transcript or degree); or Any two (2) year combination of Options 1 and 2 above, whereby thirty (30) semester hours will be equivalent to one (1) year of experience; or Three (3) years of continuous active military duty in the United States Military, (must provide a DD-214 or letter from current commanding officer verifying service), effective October 1, 2001.

         Be of good moral character.

         Pass a written examination with a competitive score.

         Undergo a physical agility evaluation, including a drug screen.

         Pass an extensive background investigation, including a polygraph examination.

         Pass an oral interview.

         Pass a thorough medical examination.

         Possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of selection.

         Successfully complete the required State Police Training Academy program.


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Louisiana State Police Cadet Necessary Special Requirements:

• Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.

• Must possess a high school diploma or equivalency.

• Must be at least eighteen (18) years old at time of application.

• Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License at time of appointment.

• Must pass physical examination, and physical fitness test.

• Must submit to a drug screen and a risk assessment.



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