The goal of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is to become the finest law enforcement organization in the state of Louisiana. To accomplish this goal we must be selective in hiring, diligent in training and thoughtful in supervision.
The applicant screening process is designed to identify applicants who possess the aptitude, character and desire to pursue long-term careers as professional law enforcement officers.
If you have the personal qualities necessary to become a professional deputy, your interest in employment is welcome and appreciated.
Like most organizations, newly hired employees start at entry-level positions. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, these positions are in corrections, patrol, communications, and clerical fields.
In order to be considered for employment, certain minimum requirements must be met. To be hired, applicants must be:
- at least 19 years old
- have a high school or equivalent diploma
- must reside in Ascension Parish
- must be a registered voter in Ascension Parish
Other factors which strongly influence the employment process are previous work experience, previous law enforcement experience, two years or more of college education, a clear driving record, no history of prior criminal activity, and a responsible credit history.
The Application Process
The application process is divided into different phases which must each be successfully completed in order to move on to the next phase.
Phases will consist of physical fitness testing, assessment testing, background checks, interviews and reporting.