Recruiting & Requirements

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Reserve Division continuously seeks qualified community members who meet the tough standards necessary to become a JPSO Reserve Deputy. Jefferson Parish, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office invite you to consider a 2nd career with one of the states' finest law enforcement agencies.

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 POST 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 (PDF), complete the application and return to personnel. Application must be returned in person. If you are interested in serving the community by becoming a JPSO Reserve Deputy, contact the JPSO Reserve Division at 504-376-2438, or visit them at:

1233 Westbank Expressway
Harvey, LA 70058


Applicants for these positions must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • High school graduate or have G.E.D.
  • At least 21 years of age for Patrol Deputy
  • At least 18 years of age for other positions
  • Valid driver's 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:

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