General Qualifications for Employment

To begin a career at the JPSO, applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have graduated from an accredited high school or received a G.E.D.
  • Must be of good moral character and pass an extensive background check
  • Pass a pre-employment examination with a competitive score
  • Pass an oral interview and a Truth Verification examination
  • Pass a thorough medical examination, including a drug screen
  • Must have no felony, drug, or domestic convictions
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is committed to providing a non-discriminatory employment environment for its employees.

The policy of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is to fully comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations in the area of non-discrimination in employment.  Discrimination against employees and applicants, due to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, age (40 years or older), military and veteran status is prohibited.  Violations of this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.  

Equal employment opportunity and non-discriminatory commitments include, but are not limited to, the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, discipline, layoff or termination, rate of compensation and training.  

All employees are expected to comply with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.  Managers and supervisors are expected to cooperate fully in meeting the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office's equal employment opportunity objectives. 

To view our current JPSO Equal Opportunity Policy