BRPD now recruiting new officers

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 9:00pm

The Baton Rouge Police Department will begin accepting applications for new officers tomorrow.

BRPD will begin accepting applications on Thursday, Oct. 4 and continue until November 2, 2012. Applications will then be reviewed and considered until December 5.

“We’re looking for well rounded people,” Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, Baton Rouge Police Department, explained. “We’re looking for people who have an interest in serving and protecting the community and those individuals who want to make a difference.”

Click here to read about the last new recruit class

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. citizen, registered with Selective Service and possess a high school diploma or GED. They must have or be able to obtain a valid Louisiana driver’s license, and pass a civil service exam, a physical fitness exam, a physical agility test, a polygraph, a personal background check, including credit history a criminal history, a liability risk assessment, a medical examination and a drug screen.

“These are trying times,” Cpl. McKneely added. “There’s a lot going on and you have to be strong minded and a strong willed person to do this type of work.”

Applications can be picked up at the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Office at 1755 Florida Blvd. or the BRPD Training Academy 704 Mayflower, during regular business hours.

The department is also actively recruiting applicants for positions in Communications and Fingerprinting. For more information, contact the BRPD Recruiting Division at (225) 389-3906. 

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