It is the policy of
the City of Shreveport Police Department to assure equal
employment opportunity to its employees and applicants for
employment on the basis of fitness and merit without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex or age.
The City of Shreveport Police Department will follow this
policy in recruitment, hiring, promotion into all classifications
(except where specifically directed by State Civil Service Law to
consider seniority), compensation, benefits, transfers, assignments,
tours of duty, shifts, layoffs, returns from layoff, demotions, terminations,
and training. It is not the intention of this policy to permit or
require the lowering of bonafide job requirements of qualification
standards to give preference to any employee of applicant for employment.
However, we will take positive affirmative measures in accordance
with the prevailing Federal and Sate laws to recruit minorities, females,
and persons with disabilities to all levels within the department.
Any employee of the City of Shreveport Police
Department who fails to comply with this policy is subject to appropriate
Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the EEOP may
do so by contacting the Human Resources Bureau or by calling 318-673-7152.
The Shreveport Police Department is always
searching for men and women who are able to meet the challenge of
becoming one of Shreveports Finest.
Applications for Police
Officer / Jailer
I and Police Communications Officer will be continuously accepted.
Civil Service Examination
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be at least 21 years old to take the State Civil Service Exam. There is no maximum age limit
Must have a valid drivers license, be in general good health, pass an extensive background check, have
no felony convictions, and be of good moral character
As a State Civil Service examinations for the position of
police officer are offered by the Shreveport Police
Department and other police agencies throughout
Test scores are transferable and
are valid for up to 18 months. Applicants for
Communications Officer do not have to take the test in
Shreveport. Only person Jailer must test in Shreveport.
Information regarding testing dates and locations are
available by calling the State Civil Service Hotline at
Consideration For Employment
To be considered for employment, applicants must successfully complete all of the following:
Civil Service Examination
Extensive background investigation
Applicant Review Board (police applicants only)
Complete medical examination
Physical fitness assessment (police and jailer applicants)
- $2,179 per month while attending Police Academy.
Upon completion of the academy, salary increases to $2,750 per month
as of April 1, 2008. One year after hire date, officers receive an additional $500 in State Supplemental Pay.
Jailer - $2,332 per month
Communications Officer - $3,257 per month
9 Paid Holidays per year
18 Vacation Days per year
Paid Sick Leave
Educational Incentive Program - ranges from
$100 - $200 per month, depending on the degree held
Health/Dental/Life Insurance Plans
Uniforms and all Equipment provided
Uniform Cleaning Allowance
State Retirement System and Longevity Pay
To receive an application, download the application
You can also contact our Recruiting office at (318) 673-7157 or Human Resource Bureau at (318) 673-7150
Equal Employer Opportunity
The City of Shreveport recognizes its legal and moral responsibilities to provide equal employment opportunity to all City employees and applicants for employment.
We affirm that personnel actions such as recruitment, hiring, training, performance reviews, promotions, transfer, disciplinary actions, demotions, suspensions and terminations are to be accomplished without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap or political belief or affiliation.
The City of Shreveport reaffirms and commits its full support of equal opportunity, fair treatment and affirmative actions from all City Officials, administrators and supervisory staff members.