Police Officer 1A or 2A

New Orleans, LA
State of Louisiana

Salary: $3,033.33 – $4,472.00 Monthly.

Position Summary:

To protect lives and property by conducting foot and mobile security patrols; enforcing parking and traffic regulations; rendering emergency services; investigating minor crimes and making arrest when necessary. Provides a limited range of police services.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts anti-terrorism patrols of Port facilities, perimeter fence lines, roadways, waterways and other areas of critical infrastructure.
  • Provides a full range of police services with a primary emphasis on enforcement of laws, investigation of crimes, accidents and hazardous material incidents including chemical spills. Responds to calls for service, routine and emergency. Writes police reports on certain incidents when required.
  • Affects arrests, issues summons, writes traffic citations, conducts accident investigations, traffic enforcement and traffic control activities. Conducts incident investigations or other major disturbance investigations and prepares written reports to document same.
  • Documents arriving and departing marine vessels, including ships barges and tugboats.
  • Attends in-house training programs to become boat certified along with ongoing training once certified. While on Port vessels the officer will assist with mooring lines, body recovery, first aid, and security sweeps of critical infrastructure. Will also board the Fireboat to conduct law enforcement duties along with assisting Fireboat crew as needed including firefighting duties; will complete firefighting training course to be familiar with firefighting techniques, lifesaving equipment, types of fire extinguishers, and operating rescue boats.
  • In the absence of dispatcher, performs duties of a police dispatcher, including but not limited to dispatching police units to calls for service, operating computer-aided dispatch system, operate and verify warrants through NCIC or MOTIONS computer systems, and operate port-wide camera system for electronic surveillance and monitoring of roadways.


  • No experience or training is required.
  • Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of appointment.
  • An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
  • May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license at time of appointment.
  • May be required to complete a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) course.
  • May be required to qualify annually with a firearm.
  • For some positions, applicant must be eligible for bond.