Police Recruit

New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Police Department

Join today and become an integral part of one of the most exciting cities in the world. The abundance of local food and music, our rich history and the vibrant mix of people make New Orleans unlike anywhere else.

TO APPLY, YOU MUST:

  • Be at least 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS
STEP 1: APPLY
Apply online (preferred) or apply in person Monday – Friday between 8am and 5pm at the New Orleans Civil Service Department – 1340 Poydras St, Suite 900, New Orleans, LA 70113. You can also download your application and mail it to Civil Service at the above address.

STEP 2: TEST
Due to COVID 19, walk-in testing at Civil Service has been temporarily suspended. Test-takers may register via email from Civil Service. All applicants are required to bring a valid driver’s license to the test. Prepare for the test in advance by taking the online practice test or download the Civil service Exam Study Guide.

STEP 3: SHOW YOUR STRENGTH
Complete the panel interview and physical agility test, which includes a 1.5-mile run to be completed in a maximum of 19 minutes 50 seconds, a 300 meter sprint within 2 minutes, 14 sit-ups in a minute, and 10 push-ups with no time limit.

STEP 4: SHOW YOUR CHARACTER
NOPD will conduct a background check including but not limited to: fingerprinting, drug testing and computerized voice stress analysis.

STEP 5: CLEARED FOR HIRE
You will be given a conditional offer of employment and scheduled for medical and psychological screening. Once cleared for hire you will be offered a position within the department until the next Academy class is scheduled.

STEP 6: ENTER THE ACADEMY