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 L.A.S.E.R. Division    Ranger Instructor    D.A.R.E. Officer    Crime Lab Technicians

The JPSO is currently seeking highly motivated individuals seeking a professional setting to further their law-enforcement careers.  We will provide all of the necessary tools to enhance your ability to successfully combat crime and to further your career.

Why Work at JPSO?

A career in law enforcement is one of the oldest and noblest professions.  Working in law enforcement is almost a “calling” to some.  In fact, many families have multiple generations working in this field.  Others see it as a way to give something back to their community or a way to continue the utilization of their training in their post-military career.  Whatever your reason, if you are interested in working at one of the largest and best-equipped law enforcement agencies in the area, JPSO maybe the place for you.

We maintain a state-of-the-art firing range to provide training to our officers.  We provide both in-house and out-of-the-house training in various law enforcement fields and tactics.  We provide career paths through promotional testing.  We also provide the latest in technology, whether it is laptops in the field, crime cameras, or computerized investigatory tools.  Finally, we offer some of the most competitive salary and benefit packages in the area. 

Available Positions

Due to the size and complexity of the JPSO, we offer traditional and nontraditional positions.  Law enforcement is our first duty but it also takes a whole host of support and non-lawenforcement personnel to accomplish our goals. 

Traditional Law Enforcement Positions

Our primary focus at the JPSO is to provide law enforcement services to the citizens of the parish.  To accomplish this task, we offer a variety of traditional law enforcement positions.  Most of our new hires are placed in one of the following positions:


Position / Job Description: Schedule:
Correctional Officer Full time / shifts
911 Dispatcher Full time / shifts
Reserve Deputy Part time / shifts


The JPSO operates a POST-Certified Training Academy.  Classes are held at various times during the year.  Generally, to enter a law enforcement position, you must graduate from an academy and be POST-Certified.

As you work your way up through our ranks, we also offer positions in our specialized bureaus, such as Detective, Homicide Investigator, Emergency Rescue Officer, Crime Scene Investigator, etc.


Nontraditional Positions

As noted throughout this website, the JPSO is a complex organization and offers a wide variety of employment opportunities on top of the traditional law enforcement and corrections positions.

The JPSO operates a Forensic Crime Laboratory which includes a traditional crime lab, a photo lab, and a DNA lab.  For those interested in fighting crime via cutting edge technology, there may be a place for you here at the JPSO.  We are also excited about the construction of a new state-of-the-art forensic crime laboratory.  This $20 million project shows our commitment to this fast-growing field.

We also operate several administrative or “civil” offices that provide services internally and to the public.  As one of the largest parishes in the State, we operate a rather large tax collection bureau.  As such, we need clerks, auditors, tax collector field reps, etc.  Our internal Accounting and Purchasing sections are also, at times, looking for accounting clerks.

There are also a number of clerical or secretarial positions open at any particular time.  Please check with our Personnel Office when submitting your application to see what positions may be available.

Minimum Requirements

Because we are a law enforcement agency, there are certain minimum requirements that must be met in order to be employed at the JPSO.  See the “General Qualifications” page.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on handicap status.