In the State of New Orleans the basic requirements to apply to become a police officer are:
be at least 20 years old.
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.
Applicants must not have any disqualifiers, for example felonies, certain misdemeanors, or recent illegal drug use.
-There is a process to becoming a police officer and it inlcudes:
Multiple choice exam and writing exercise
Physical Agility Test including push ups, sit-ups, and running
Background Investigation including a CVSA test (a type of lie detector test)
Substance Abuse Screening
-Prescheduled Police Recruit multiple choice exams will be held on the dates listed below. Out of area candidates must apply with Civil Service and submit copies of the required documents to be scheduled for testing.
December 11, 2017
January 8, 2018
February 19, 2018
March 5, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 7, 2018
June 11, 2018