Police Officer (New Orleans)
Company: New Orleans Police Department
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: April 8, 2021
Kind of Work
*Upon successful completion of all phases of training, a Police
Recruit will be promoted to a Police Officer classification with an
annual entrance salary of $46,885. State statute provides an
additional $6000.00 in annual supplemental pay after one (1) year
of qualified law enforcement service. City longevity pay is
provided upon completion of one (1) year of consecutive service
with the City. Employees in the classifications of Police Recruit,
Police Officer I and above are eligible for educational incentive
pay at the rate of $1,000 per year for an Associate's Degree, or
$2,000 per year for a Bachelor's Degree, or $3,000 per year for a
Graduate Degree. Colleges must be accredited by a regional
accrediting authority recognized by the U.S. Department of
Trainee-level police work under close supervision, involving the
protection of life and property and the enforcement of federal,
state, and municipal laws and ordinances; and related work as
This class represents the training level for career police work in
which an employee receives initial assignment to the police academy
for intensive and specialized training in all phases of police
work. The essential functions of the Police Recruit position
include: attending training classes, lectures and seminars on the
subject matter being taught; reading and studying textbooks,
manuals, journals, and other training materials; and receiving
training in the physical aspects of police work including: physical
conditioning (e.g. running; scaling walls; jumping ditches; etc.),
use of firearms, and self-defense.
Upon completion of all phases of Police Recruit training,
candidates will be promoted to the class of Police Officer I and
will serve a one (1) year probationary period in that class. The
essential functions of the Police Officer I position are: enforcing
of laws and the preserving of order; receiving and following
general and special instructions from officers of higher rank;
acting without direct supervision and exercising independent
discretion in meeting emergencies; patrolling a specified beat or
district on foot, motorcycle, bicycle, scooter, horse or by car;
operating a car; pursuing and apprehending fleeing suspects
(climbing fences or walls, jumping ditches, running up to several
blocks, etc.); escorting prisoners to police station and having law
violators booked on charges; using firearms and other means of
self-defense; and composing and completing reports. Work involves
an element of personal danger.
This is a training class in which an employee does not achieve
Upon employment, employees may be assigned to work on a rotating or
fixed shift basis, which may include nights, evenings, weekends,
holidays, and special events. Employees in this classification are
subject to call to duty in emergencies and may be required to work
overtime with little to no notice. An employee's work hours and
days will be at the discretion of the Superintendent of Police or
- be at least 20 years old.
- be licensed to drive with a good driving record and driving
- 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 valid driver's license.*
- A high school diploma, high school transcript, or General
Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) issued by a state Department of
Education.* College diplomas from institutions accredited as
colleges/universities by an organization that is recognized by the
USDE (United States Department of Education) will also be accepted.
High school diplomas from foreign countries will not be accepted.
College diplomas from foreign countries will be accepted if the
applicant submits a statement of educational equivalency from one
of the evaluation services accepted by the Department of Civil
Service. A list of the accepted evaluation services can be found on
the National Association of Credential Evacuation Services (NACES)
* Prior to appointment, the hiring agency is required to verify
education and driver's license claimed by the applicant to qualify
for this classification. If selected for hire, applicants must
provide original documents to the hiring agency prior to their
start date in this job classification .
An applicant applying for any commissioned position within the New
Orleans Police Department shall be automatically disqualified if,
as an adult, he/she falls into any of the categories listed below.
In accordance with the Louisiana State Statutes and for general
application of the New Orleans Police Department's Hiring Criteria,
an adult is hereby defined as a person who has attained the age of
seventeen years. A juvenile is hereby defined as a person who has
not attained the age of seventeen years.
IF YOU FALL INTO ANY OF THE CATEGORIES LISTED BELOW, DO NOT APPLY
FOR POLICE RECRUIT.
- Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any
- Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any
misdemeanor involving any crimes against person or sexual
- Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, any
offenses involving violations of the civil rights of any person
under the Constitution or laws of the United States or any state or
- Used marijuana within the two years prior to application.
- Used any prescription drug or legally obtainable substance in a
manner for which it was not intended within the two years prior to
- Used any illegal drug, other than marijuana, within the ten
years prior to application.
- Sold, distributed, manufactured, or transported any illegal
- Been dishonorably discharged from any military service and/or
arrested for any violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
that would constitute a Felony or disqualifying Misdemeanor in the
State of Louisiana.
- Been terminated or forced to resign from any law enforcement
agency for disciplinary reasons; resigned a position within a law
enforcement agency to avoid potential or proposed adverse
disciplinary action or termination; or received a disability
retirement from any law enforcement agency.
- Have an unacceptable driving record within five years of
application, as evidenced by, three or more negligent collisions;
suspension for moving violations; revocation, or operating after
suspension/revocation of driving licenses; DWI or DUI convictions.
Applicants are required to assist and cooperate with the Civil
Service Department and the Police Department in obtaining past
employment records, medical records and personal history
information. Failure to comply may be cause for
Applicants may be required to sign a waiver releasing information
from a medical evaluation to Civil Service and/or Police
Kind of Examination
- A non-competitive examination consisting of a written
multiple-choice test and a multiple choice writing skills test.
Test components include Visual Memory, Arithmetical Skills, Written
Comprehension, Information Ordering, Deductive Reasoning, Inductive
Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity and Spatial Orientation. Applicants
must wait a period of three (3) months before they are eligible to
be re-tested. Applicants who fail the test on two consecutive
attempts must wait one year prior to re-testing.
- If given a conditional offer of employment, a qualifying
medical test including a chest x-ray, lumbar spine x-ray, and
psychological/psychiatric evaluation. A stress EKG may be
Note: After the Civil Service examination process, additional
screening steps will be administered by NOPD prior to a conditional
offer of employment including a physical agility test, panel
interview, urinalysis and background investigation. The physical
agility events are: sit-ups (fourteen repetitions in one minute),
push-ups (ten repetitions), 1.5 mile run (completed in a maximum of
nineteen minutes and fifty seconds), and a 300 meter sprint
(completed in a maximum of two minutes).
Once appointed, Police Recruits under age 50 will be eligible for
membership in the Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System of
Louisiana. Police Recruits over age 50 currently are ineligible to
join the Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System of
Louisiana; however, those employees may be eligible for membership
in the New Orleans Municipal Employees' Retirement System.
This is a non-competitive original entrance examination.
DOMICILE requirements are waived for this position.
THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES
NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL
ORIGIN, GENDER, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SEXUAL
ORIENTATION, CREED, CULTURE, OR ANCESTRY. REQUESTS FOR ALTERNATE
FORMAT OR ACCOMMODATIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO SHELLY STOLP AT OR
TTY/VOICE AT or .
DOMICILE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT : Domicile requirements are
currently waived for the purpose of application. However, all new
full time employees hired into this classification on or after
January 1, 2013 must be domiciled in Orleans Parish within 180 days
of hire. Airport and public safety employees are excluded from this
BACKGROUND CHECK: The hiring department will conduct interviews of
qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background
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