Career Opportunities

The Louisiana State University Police Department may be accepting applications for the positions of POLICE OFFICER 1A, 2A, or 3A for both POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training) certified or Non-POST certified. Level of positions filled and pay above entry will depend on qualifications of candidates selected. Applicant must have a passing score of at least 70% for the 9500-LEAPS (Louisiana Law Enforcement and Protective Services) exam, unless currently occupying a Civil Service position in the LEAPS exam series, with permanent status or re-employment eligibility.

Required Qualifications

Police Officer 1A – No specialized experience or training is required.
Police Officer 2A – One year of experience in law enforcement required.
Police Officer 3A – Two years of experience in law enforcement required.

All applicants must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license and must have attained their eighteenth birthday at time of application. An applicant who has been convicted of a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge, will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.

Special requirements: Willingness and ability to perform physically strenuous activities relative to the nature of law enforcement.

NOTE: For a complete list of substitutions, in regards to minimum qualifications, please see the full ad on our website below. An offer of employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment background check, psychological test, and drug test.

Please search vacancy announcements and or apply online at

Please call 225-578-8200 for specific questions about available opportunities within the LSU Police Department.

The LSU System is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

The LSU Police Department serves Louisiana State University by providing effective and professional public safety services to the university community. At various times during the year, the Department seeks applicants who are interested in a career in law enforcement.