New Orleans Police Department
Louisville, KY 40202
Police Officer Job Description
A NOPD officer provides protection of life and property within the municipal boundaries of the Parish of Orleans and the City of New Orleans. This is a full time job.
The responsibilities of an NOPD officer include protecting life, preserving the peace, and performing their duties satisfactorily. Including, but not limited to:
Responding to calls for service and emergency assistance
Rendering aid to the physically injured
Investigating safety hazards and taking action to correct potential problem areas
Enforcing state and city ordinances relating to keeping the peace
Providing motorized, foot and bicycle patrol to residential and business areas
Practicing problem solving techniques in support of the department's, community policing and problem solving strategies
Operating police vehicles in routine and emergency situations
Participating in job-related training and courses to maintain skills, knowledge and abilities
Acting without direct supervision and exercising independent discretion in meeting emergencies
Pursuing and apprehending fleeing suspects (climbing fences or walls, jumping ditches, running up to several blocks, etc.)
Using firearms and other means of self-defense
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. An applicant must be:
At least 20 years old
Licensed to drive with a good driving record and driving experience
In good physical and psychological condition to perform the essential functions of the job of Police Officer
Possess a state approved G.E.D./high school diploma
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The mission of the New Orleans Police Department is to provide professional police services to the public in order to maintain order and protect life and property. In order to accomplish our mission, we are committed to the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing as a means to inform our organizational decisions and prioritize our crime fighting and quality of life initiatives by engaging each neighborhood and community organization in collaborative problem-solving partnerships.