NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas opened registration for the second local NOPD recruitment event in 2014. On Saturday, June 7, 2014, individuals who are actively seeking employment within the police department will have the opportunity to learn about and start the application process onsite; network and hear the stories of current officers and interface with NOPD leadership from specialized units.
The recruitment event will be held at Langston Hughes Academy, 3519 Trafalgar Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the Join NOPD Recruitment Event at nola.gov/joinnopd or by calling NOLA 311.
“Public safety is our top priority so we’re committed to recruiting the best and brightest to safeguard our city,” said Mayor Landrieu. “Our team specially designed this event to attract local candidates and to open the door for our residents to consider the police department as a promising option to grow their careers.”
“There has never been a better time to join the NOPD. We have an Academy class of 30 recruits beginning May 27th and more classes will follow this year. We are committed to hiring 150 new officers in 2014 as well as recruiting continuously over the next several years. I encourage anyone who loves New Orleans and is seeking a career in the city to apply,” said Superintendent Serpas.
This event is part of an ongoing recruitment effort to “Get Behind the Badge” launched in collaboration with the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation. The first recruitment event, held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at KIPP Central City Academy, welcomed over 150 potential recruits.
“The Foundation is proud to be a partner in this public/private partnership to recruit a significant number of highly qualified, career-oriented applicants to become New Orleans Police Officers. NOPD is the means by which safety is maintained in our community, protecting people, property and the spirit of our great city. Mayor Landrieu, Superintendent Serpas and the men and women of the NOPD have our full support,” said Sandy Shilstone, NOPJF Board Chair and co-founder of the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation.
NOPD offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary, 22-week state-certified law enforcement training; health, dental and vision insurance; and an excellent retirement plan and free life insurance. Applicants must be at least 20 years of age, have obtained a high school diploma or a state approved G.E.D.; and have at least 60 hours of college credits, or the equivalent of two years of full service in the military. The NOPD offers fast track programs for former military servicemen and women that allow you to earn an income while training
The Join NOPD Recruitment Event is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office, the NOPD Recruitment Office and the City’s Office of Workforce Development.
Job seekers can apply online for the police department online and learn about the entire recruitment process at www.joinnopd.org.