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The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Reserve Division continuously seeks qualified community members who meet the tough standards necessary to become a J.P.S.O. Reserve Deputy. Jefferson Parish, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office invite you to consider a second career with one of the states' finest law enforcement agencies.

To be considered for a position of Reserve Deputy, you must meet the following criteria:
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Reserve Division is also seeking qualified Officers for lateral entry into its Reserve Division. Applicants must have graduated from a P.O.S.T. approved academy, and will be required to successfully complete the same processing criteria required by Personnel, of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
Download the application. Complete the application and return to personnel. Application must be returned in person. If you are interested in serving the community by becoming a J.P.S.O. Reserve Deputy, contact the J.P.S.O. Reserve Division at 376-2438, or visit them at 1233 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA.

Applicants for these positions must meet the following minimum entry requirements:     
  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Graduate or G.E.D.
  • At least 21 years of age for Patrol Deputy
  • At least 18 years of age for other positions
  • Valid drivers license
  • Able to work shift assignments
  • No felony convictions
  • No drug or domestic violence convictions

Applicants will be subjected to a thorough background investigation including:

  • Prior employer and personal references
  • Polygraph examination
  • Physical exam
  • Drug screen
  • Psychological testing