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Police Officer

New Orleans, Louisiana


New Orleans Police Department

715 South Broad Street

New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504-826-1575



Salary: See link below

Population: 496,938

Sworn Officers: 1,328  



The City of New Orleans Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Recruit which is the trainee-level position for career police work with the New Orleans Police Department. Individuals appointed to this classification will attend training classes, lectures and seminars, as well as receive training in the physical aspects of police work. Upon completion of all phases of Police Recruit training, candidates will be appointed to the classification of Police Officer I and will be enforcing laws and preserving order. They will serve a one year probationary period in that class.

All applicants must be at least 20 years of age, have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Equivalency Diploma, possess a current Driver's License and be in good physical and psychological condition. College students and graduates are encouraged to apply.

The examination for Police Recruit consists of a written test, a physical agility test, a urinalysis test to detect illegal drug usage and, if given a conditional offer of employment, a qualifying medical test including a chest x-ray, lumbar spine x-ray and a psychological/psychiatric evaluation. A stress EKG may be given.

Salary and Benefits

For further details, interested individuals should contact:

New Orleans Police Department
Recruitment & Applicant Division
715 South Broad Street
Room 116
New Orleans, La. 70119


New Orleans Police Foundation
Elodia Blanco, Recruiting Coordinator
400 Poydras St. Suite 1940
New Orleans, La. 70130
1-888-NOPD-YES (toll free) or

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