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Job Summary

Company
New Orleans Police Foundation
Location
New Orleans, LA
Industries
Security and Surveillance
Job Type
Full Time
Employee
Contact Information
New Orleans Police Foundation
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Police Officer

About the Job

Job Posting: New Orleans Police Officer

 

The New Orleans Police Department is currently accepting applications for entry into its next academy class.

 

A career in law enforcement is for those seeking a service-driven life. A position within the NOPD is for those wanting to play one of the most important roles in the success of New Orleans: protecting the culture and lifestyle that we take part in every day. You need to love New Orleans to do this job. Protecting and serving your fellow citizens and assisting in world-class events in a city like ours can be demanding and challenging—but that is part of what makes this one of the most rewarding careers one could hope to hold. Suffice it to say, this is not a typical 9-to-5 job. But you’re not looking for one of those, are you?

 

If you’re considering a career in law enforcement, review the requirements below to see if you have what the NOPD is looking for in a candidate.

 

Make a difference. Leave your mark. Get behind the badge.

 

NEW RECRUITS and NEW RESERVES must be:

 

  • 20 years of age or older

 

  • Additionally, applicants must possess one of the sets of qualifications below:
    • a state approved G.E.D./high school diploma and two (2) years of active military service
    • a state approved G.E.D./high school diploma and any combination of four (4) years of active duty and/or Military Reserve service(National Guard or Reserves).
    • at least 60 college credits from an accredited college or university.  Credits must be on one transcript.
    • an Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
    • a state approved G.E.D./high school diploma and at least two (2) years of patrol and/or investigative law enforcement experience.This experience must have been gained after completion of a police academy and field training.

 

  • In physical and psychological condition to perform the essential functions of the job of Police Officer

 

  • Be licensed to drive and have a good driving record and driving experience

 

Requirements (for lateral transfers):

 

  • State approved G.E.D./high school diploma
  • Have current Peace Officers and Standard Training Council (POST) certification or equivalent from a state board
  • Two years of full-time consecutive law enforcement service (patrol and/or investigative experience) – credit for time spent in the academy and field training will not be considered and/or factored into the two years of experience
  • Be licensed to drive and have a good driving record and driving experience
  • In physical and psychological condition to perform the essential functions of the job of Police Officer

 

You will not be considered if any of the following apply to you: 

 

  • Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any Felony
  • Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any misdemeanor involving any crimes against person or sexual offenses
  • Been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendereto 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
  • Recruits: Used marijuana within two years prior to application Laterals: Used marijuana within three years prior to application
  • Used any prescription drug or legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within two years prior to application
  • Used any illegal drug, other than marijuana, within ten years prior to application
  • Sold, distributed, manufactured, or transported any illegal drug
  • Been dishonorably discharged from any military service
  • Been terminated or forced to resign from any law enforcement agency for disciplinary reasons
  • Refused to submit to a polygraph examination and/or voice stress examination
  • 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

 

Visit http://joinnopd.org/ for more information about what it takes to become a New Orleans Police Officer, and to apply online or download your application forms.

 

 

 

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