A message from Lafayette Sheriff Recruiting
If you are pursuing a career that offers meaningful work, a chance to make a difference in your community, the excitement of responding to a broad range of unique and challenging experiences, and the opportunity to forge lifelong friendships, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for you. Give us a call at (337) 236-5887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
It is the policy of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office to seek the best-qualified individuals for all positions. The selection process is thorough and regimented. Equal opportunity is provided to everyone regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
To be considered for employment, applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and must possess a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, honorable discharge (if prior military), and no record of felony convictions.
A list of employment disqualifiers can be found by clicking here.
LPSO Employee Makeup
Diversity at LPSO
LPSO strives to promote professional excellence in our enforcement, public safety, and corrections missions. We recognize that this excellence happens only in diverse and inclusive environments. LPSO constantly looks to facilitate diversity into our organization and encourages those of many backgrounds and differences to join us. Our goal is to accurately reflect the community in which we work and live.
According to the 2017 U.S. Census, Lafayette Parish is composed of the following:
- Caucasian – 69.5 %
- African American – 26.5 %
- Hispanic – 4.8 %
- Other – 2 %
- Men – 51.3 %
- Women – 48.7 %
Steps to Employment
* Testing is dependent on the candidate’s job interest.
** HBI-R (Hilson Background Inventory Revised) & IPI 2 (Inwald Personality Inventory 2) or Wonderlic, MMPI 2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), & M-Pulse (Predictive Uniform Law Enforcement Selection Evaluation).