Trainee-level police work under close supervision, involving the protection of life and property and the enforcement of federal, state, and municipal laws and ordinances; and related work as required.
This class represents the training level for career police work in which an employee receives initial assignment to the police academy for intensive and specialized training in all phases of police work. The essential functions of the Police Recruit position include: attending training classes, lectures and seminars on the subject matter being taught; reading and studying textbooks, manuals, journals, and other training materials; and receiving training in the physical aspects of police work including: physical conditioning (e.g. running; scaling walls; jumping ditches; etc.), use of firearms, and self-defense.
Upon completion of all phases of Police Recruit training, candidates will be promoted to the class of Police Officer I and will serve a one (1) year probationary period in that class. The essential functions of the Police Officer I position are: enforcing of laws and the preserving of order; receiving and following general and special instructions from officers of higher rank; acting without direct supervision and exercising independent discretion in meeting emergencies; patrolling a specified beat or district on foot, motorcycle, bicycle, scooter, horse or by car; operating a car; pursuing and apprehending fleeing suspects (climbing fences or walls, jumping ditches, running up to several blocks, etc.); escorting prisoners to police station and having law violators booked on charges; using firearms and other means of self-defense; and composing and completing reports. Work involves an element of personal danger.
- 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.
- A valid driver’s license.*
- A high school diploma, high school transcript, or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) issued by a state Department of Education.* College diplomas from institutions accredited as colleges/universities by an organization that is recognized by the USDE (United States Department of Education) will also be accepted.
For any questions regarding the hiring process, please contact:
Erick Sosa, Investigator
New Orleans Police Department
Recruitment & Applicant Investigation Section