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NOPD Offers Additional Police Recruit Testing Times

by Dawne Massey

September 25, 2016

Categories: Announcement

Topics: Recruitment

NOPD Offers Additional Police Recruit Testing Times

 In an effort to continue to improve and streamline the application process for potential police recruits, the NOPD has announced additional walk-in testing options.

Applicants can now take the NOPD’s Civil Service test on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 4:45 p.m. 

“We wanted to make it easier for working men and women to be able to take the test and get them started in the process,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. “By offering evening testing options, it will help make the application process more accessible. We are committed to doing whatever we can to make it more efficient and to attract the best and the brightest candidates to join NOPD.”

Those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement with the NOPD can complete the first step of the process by submitting an application via Step two is taking the in-person multiple choice exam and written test at the Civil Service Department offices (1340 Poydras Street, Suite 900). The test is also offered every Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., excluding major holidays.

Applicants are required to bring a valid driver’s license with them to take the test. Proof of high school graduation or equivalent is preferred, but not required. Testing takes 4-5 hours, so candidates should park in long term parking. An application completed in advance is helpful – available at – but not required. 

About NOPD Recruitment
NOPD offers a rewarding career path and a competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants must be at least 20 years of age and have obtained a high school diploma or a state approved G.E.D. The NOPD offers fast-track programs for promising recruits that allow them to earn income while going through the recruitment process. Interested job seekers can apply online for the police department and learn about the entire recruitment process at