Police Officer


Once completing the P.O.S.T. Accredited Alexandria Regional Police Academy and a Four phase Field Training Program, all newly hired Police employees will be required to work full time shift work consisting of 12 hour rotating days/night shifts, working on alternating weekends and some holidays. New Police Officers are required to conduct initial criminal investigations and are expected to have a vast working knowledge of all City, State and Federal laws. In order to complete these investigations, the Police employee is required to make arrests, issue summonses or forward the investigation for further follow-up to other Police Department Divisions.

Police Officers are expected to conduct proactive traffic enforcement activities on a daily basis and investigate minor and major traffic crashes, which may involve injuries, fatalities and DWI offenders. Police employees are sometimes called upon to apprehend dangerous felony offenders and are required to be physically fit to perform these duties. Police employees must be proficient in modern law enforcement principles, procedures and techniques as well as demonstrate proficiency in computer skills.

The Police Officer must be able to exercise sound judgment on calls where immediate action is required within department guidelines and state law and posses effective communications skills. Additionally all Police employees are required to successfully complete 20 hours of annual "In-Service" job related training.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • 21 years old or over
  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Your physical ability must enable you to perform the duties of a police officer
  • No significant criminal history  (See “Disqualifiers” below)
  • Valid driver's license
  • Honorable discharge from military (if applicable)


To be considered for employment with the Leesville Police Department, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

You must not be less than 21 years of age.

Upon application, you must be a citizen of the United States, will be a qualified elector of the State of Louisiana and maintain a permanent address where you can be contacted.

You must be a high school graduate, or have a state high school equivalency certificate approved by any recognized State Board of Education.

Physical Ability
You must meet and maintain any medical standards designed to demonstrate good health, to perform the duties of the position, as determined by a qualified physician and physical readiness testing.

Military Experience
You must have received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions.  A photo-copy of your military discharge will be required (DD Form 214).


Felony Convictions
Automatic disqualification.

Misdemeanor Criminal Convictions
One may be disqualified after review of conviction. Any misdemeanor conviction regarding Domestic Violence Crimes permanently disqualifies the candidate for consideration of employment.

No convictions within 5 years prior to application.

Driver's License
You must have a valid Louisiana License or a current license from another state. Must not have excessive moving violations on your record. NOTE: Automatic disqualification will result should the applicant's driving record show 5 moving violations; or 2 serious violations with accidents.

Pending Civil Litigation
If an applicant is involved in litigation, said applicant may be placed in a pending status until all civil litigation has been concluded. The applicant will be required to bring a certified photocopy of documentation from the respective jurisdiction where the proceedings were held, indicating that all proceedings have concluded.


  • Submit a complete application
  • For employment purposes, all applicants must have taken and passed the Louisiana Entrance Police Officer Exam.  Information of the testing process can be found at the Louisiana Office of the State Examiner.
    • Physical Fitness Testing (1.5 mile run, push ups, and sit ups)
    • Background Investigation
    • Oral Interview
    • Polygraph
    • Psychological Examination
    • Medical Examination / Drug Screen