Fifteen out-of-town applicants are in New Orleans this week, and they’re all here taking the first step toward a new career in law enforcement with the NOPD.
The police recruit candidates started the Civil Service testing process this morning (Nov. 16). Those who pass the initial multiple choice and written tests will then complete the physical agility test and panel interviews before beginning the background investigation. These applicants are taking advantage of special the “bundled” two-day testing period.
Applicants in town for this week’s testing are from Chicago, New York City, New Jersey, California, Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Monroe and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Additional "bundled" testing dates for out-of-town applicants have been added: December 19-21, 2016; January 4-6 & 16-18, 2017; and February 1-3, 2017.
One additional recruit class will launch this year. NOPD launched Class #178 in October with 33 recruits, and class #177 will graduate in late December. The department has received 4,100 applications so far in 2016, and received 3,836 applications in 2015. The NOPD set a goal of hiring 150 new police recruits in 2016.
For more information or to fill out an application, visit JoinNOPD.org.