Entry Level Police Officer

Contact Information

Applications are only accepted during official posting periods. Applicants will be notified by email at least 5 days prior to the exam of the official date, time, and location of the exam.

Completed accommodation documents can ONLY be accepted during official posting periods via email to:


This email address is for applications documents only, no questions received will be answered. Please contact the OSE directly for assistance.

As of August 1, 2020 the Office of State Examiner is now responsible for calling for, accepting applications, administering  and maintaining the eligibility list for Entry Level Police Officer Exam. We will post for a period of 10 days for each monthly exam.

In order to apply to take the Police Officer exam you must apply during the 10-day posting period listed below.

*** The posting period is now OPEN***

Please click the Police Officer Application link listed below to be taken to our online form. The online form must be completed ONLY during official posting periods.

If you are requesting Veteran’s Points or an American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation you will be required to submit your supporting documents separately from the application. You must email them to policeapplication@la.gov during the posting period, and before the application deadline.

Police Officer Application

You will receive test information and your test score only by the email you supply on your application.  If you have not received an email from policeapplication@la.gov five (5) days prior to the exam date, please contact Josh Bernard at 225-925-7019.

Once you apply, take, and pass the exam you will be eligible to be hired. You should contact the jurisdiction you wish to be employed with, and fill out their application for employment.

Next Exam Date – August 18, 2021 in Sulphur, LA

The Office of State Examiner will begin accepting applications on July 19, 2021

Application deadline is July 28, 2021

Upcoming Statewide Exam Dates

September 15, 2021 Bossier City, LA

    • Posting Period 8/16/21 – 8/25/21

October 13, 2021 Chalmette, LA

    • Posting Period 9/13/21 – 9/22/21

November 10, 2021 Alexandria, LA

    • Posting Period 10/11/21 – 10/20/21

Available Testing

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Entry Level Police Officer

Posting Period
07/19/2021 - 07/28/21
Application Deadline