Minimum Qualifications

An applicant for Civilian & Corrections Positions:

• Be a citizen of the United States (born or naturalized) or a permanent resident of the United States
• Residency requirement upon employment must be established in Natchitoches Parish
• Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age
• Possess a high school diploma, a “General Educational Development” (GED) equivalent, or have a college degree; from an accredited educational institution approved by the U.S. Department of Education
• Possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License
• Be willing to work various shifts

An applicant must be able to successfully complete the following:

• Reading comprehension test
• Pass pre-employment testing (position specific)
• Panel Interview
• Background Investigation
• Post-polygraph exam
• Medical exam and drug screen

An applicant for Law Enforcement Positions:

• Be a citizen of the United States (born or naturalized) or a permanent resident of the United States
• Residency requirement upon employment must be established in Natchitoches Parish
• Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age
• Possess a high school diploma, a “General Educational Development” (GED) equivalent, or have a college degree; from an accredited educational institution approved by the U.S. Department of Education
• Possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License
• Be willing to work various shifts

An applicant must be able to successfully complete the following:

• Reading comprehension test
• Pass pre-employment testing (position specific)
• Physical fitness test
• Minimal on Cooper’s PT Standard of: Academy Cadet 5% to qualify for entry into the POST academy
• Panel Interview
• Extensive background investigation
• Post-polygraph exam & Psychological exam
• Medical exam and drug screen