Police Officer

New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Police Department
Salary: $49,517

Make a difference. Start a rewarding career. Join the New Orleans Police Department.

Earn $49,517 per year ($51,517 per year with a qualified Bachelor’s degree) after one year of qualified service.



You must:

be at least 20 years old.
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.
possess a state approved G.E.D./high school diploma.

A new test is being administered.

Walk in Testing. Local applicants should report to the Civil Service Department at 9:30 a.m. on any day of their choosing, Monday - Friday(excluding major holidays). Walk in testing will also be held on Wednesday evenings starting at 4:45 p.m. The Civil Service Department is located at 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 900, New Orleans, LA 70112. Saturday test sessions are also available by appointment.

Advanced application (see application button below) is preferred, but not required. Applicants who do not complete an advanced application will be required to complete one at the time of the test.

Applicants are required to bring a valid driver's license to the test. You will not be tested without this document. Submission of proof of education at the time of testing is preferred, but not required. Proof of education is required before you can be hired. Acceptable documents for proof of education are: an official high school diploma, an official G.E.D. issued by a state department of education, an official high school transcript indicating graduation date, an official college diploma, or an official college transcript indicating high school or college graduation date. Photocopies, wallet sized diplomas, and online high schools will not be accepted at the test.

Testing takes 4-5 hours. Be sure to park in long term parking.

Be sure to arrive on time. Testing will be held on a first come first served basis.

All out of area applicants are required to apply in advance (see the application button below). You will be scheduled for a three day process that includes multiple parts of the hiring process.