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New Orleans represents a long tradition of American freedom, unlike any other city in the United States. From its founding as a merchant port at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi to its famous defense by Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812 to modern-day Mardi Gras, New Orleans is where life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness make up the city's ethos.

To provide that opportunity to all citizens equally, a dedicated force of professional law enforcement officers patrols the centuries-old streets of the Crescent City to ensure that all our citizens and visitors enjoy their time here safely. You answered your country's call to defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic; in recognition of the high value we place on your proven integrity, discipline, and dedication to public duty, we invite you to join us as a member of the New Orleans Police Department. In recognition of your service to our nation, we offer the following additional benefits exclusively to members of our nation's military to streamline the hiring process:

  • Expedited hiring as Police Aide after background pre-screen;
  • Assistance with securing GI Bill benefits during paid Academy;
  • Assistance with veterans-specialized relocation resources;
  • Pension credit for up to four years of military service;
  • Connections to local veteran’s groups.

Applicants who have served in any military branch for any length of time will be required to request their military personnel records during their background investigation appointment. 

If you need your DS Logon (Department of Defense Self-service login) information and/or the CAC (common access card) and CAC reader. In that case, you should register an account and create a DS LOGON at before the background appointment.

Join a law enforcement agency on the cutting edge of public safety, where one of every five recent hires is a veteran.