Police Officer

Slidell, LA
Slidell Police Department

Salary: $17.65.

Position Summary:

The Patrol Officer 3rd Class performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation and related law enforcement activities in accordance to all City, State and Federal laws. The tasks are performed under the general supervision of a Sergeant.

Essential Functions:

1. Works rotating shift’s, responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children/persons, prowlers, abuse of drugs etc. and takes appropriate law enforcement action. Be available by radio, telephone for any emergencies that may arise.

2. Investigates and renders assistance and first aid at the scene of vehicular accidents. Interview drivers, takes measurements and draws diagrams of the crash scene and preserves evidence. Observe the scene and determine the potential causes of an incident analyze the scene and make a judgment regarding what occurred.

3. Perform tasks while distractions are present including during emergency situations.

4. Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects to develop leads and tips. Searches the scene of the crime for any clues then analyzes and evaluates the evidence in order to arrest an offender.

5. Prepares all findings on a case in order to give an accurate testimony when testifying in court proceedings.

6. Participates with other officers or other City departments as needed in exchanges of information to fully investigate criminal law violations occurring within the city limits, obtaining evidence and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court and related activities.

7. Patrol the City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve peace, crime prevention and enforce the law. Control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations’.

8. Communicate with citizens from various backgrounds, other officers, employees and dispatch in a courteous manner at all times making ones self understood. Listen, comprehend instructions and information and interpret what is heard.

9. Make supervisors aware of any problems that may be encountered.

10. Basic knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation to properly write and complete reports and statements, and various types of forms used by the Department clearly and accurately.

11. Coordinates with the Medical Examiner in death investigations and attends autopsies as required.

12. Maintains the ability to function as a uniformed police officer.

13. Pursues suspects on foot or in a vehicle;

14. Maintains availability through radio or phone for call-out or consultation on major cases or emergencies.

15. Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, Parish, and City laws and ordinances.

16. Maintains department issued equipment, supplies, and facilities.

17. Serves as backup traffic control, police patrol, crime prevention or other policing functions as directed.

18. Performs other related duties as assigned.

19. Take photographs of non-complex crime scenes and properly submit the photographs as evidence.

20. Have a working knowledge of N.C.I.C., and maintain a N.C.I.C. certification.


  • A newly hired officer will complete 15 months of probation following the hire date.
  • The fifteen months is broken down into three months of Basic Training Academy and one year after successfully completing the Academy.
  • The officers shift Commander will complete a quarterly evaluation until such time the employee is removed from probation. The officer must meet the acceptable level on his/her evaluation or may be terminated by the Chief of Police.
  • A newly hired employee with prior law enforcement experience (lateral transfer), will be placed on one year probation from time of successful completion of P.O.S.T. requirements to be a Louisiana certified Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Must meet the City of Slidell Police Department standards of initial hire, pass P.O.S.T. requirements and annually pass a P.O.S.T. certification and for continued employment as a Police Officer.