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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Application for Police Recruit

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.

You will be automatically disqualified for any of the following:

  1. Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any Felony.
  2. Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any Misdemeanor involving any crimes against person or sexual offenses.
  3. 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 territory.
  4. Used any illegal drug, other than marijuana, within the ten years prior to application.
  5. Recruits: Used marijuana within the two years prior to application. Laterals: Used marijuana within the three years prior to application.
  6. Recruits: Used any prescription drug or legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within the two years prior to application. Laterals: Used any prescription drug or legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within the three years prior to application.
  7. 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 .
  8. 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.
  9. Refused to submit to a polygraph examination and/or voice stress examination.
  10. 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.

Be sure to submit a copy of your driver's license and proof of your GED/high school diploma.  You will not be scheduled for testing until you submit these documents.  You can submit your documents as an attachment to your application or by mail to 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 900, New Orleans, LA 70112. 

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Last updated: 8/19/2015 9:28:07 PM

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