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THE LAKE CHARLES POLICE DEPARTMENT IS CONTINUOUSLY RECRUITING APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION OF POLICE OFFICER.  Applications are available at the Lake Charles Police Department Central Station, 830 Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601

 
HIRING PROCESS
 
The Lake Charles Police Department practices a structured and rigorous selection process for the purpose of employing the most qualified, motivated and honest professionals available. Upon successfully meeting each of the requirements listed below, department candidates are selected for probational appointment to attend a Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.
 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
 
Must be a Citizen of the United States
Must be at least 21 years of age
Possess a High School Diploma or GED
Possess a valid Louisiana Drivers License
Pass a written Civil Service Examination
Pass a Physical Agility Test
 
ADVANCED REQUIREMENTS
 
Pass a background investigation including character and previous job history
Pass an Oral Board interview
Pass a Polygraph Examination
Pass a Psychological Examination
Pass a physical examination, including a drug screen
Conditional offer of employment upon successful completion of all phases
 
SALARY AND BENEFITS
 
Lake Charles Police Officers are paid bi-weekly and can expect to receive a beginning wage of $16.39 an hour or $34,091.20 annually. In addition officers receive $200.00 per month supplemental pay or $2,400.00 annually for their first year of service. Qualifying officers may also receive an additional educational supplement of $100.00 per month for a Bachelors Degree from an Accredited University.
 
After successful completion of one year's employment, the officer will receive from the state of Louisiana a $500.00 per month supplemental pay in lieu of the $200.00 supplemental pay from the City of Lake Charles. The average starting base salary is: $36,091.20 for the first year and $40,091.00 after one year of employment (includes State Supplemental Pay / Patrol Short day overtime)
 
The City of Lake Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Lake Charles, LA 70601
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