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Application for Employment
Instructional Information Sheet
Read before completing application.
This sheet has been prepared as an aid in executing the
application for employment with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s
Office. If there are questions that are not applicable to you,
please indicate this fact by the notation “N/A” in the
If additional space is needed for any section or
question, or if you wish to provide additional information, attach
page(s) of the same size to this application and indicate which
question you are answering.
Please understand that it may take 28 to 42 days before
a final decision is made regarding your employment.
Please review the additional handout titled “Hiring Process.”
Common Areas of Omission
Be sure to include maiden names, middle names,
addresses, dates, etc. An incomplete
application may cause your name to be removed from consideration.
Please note that willfully withholding information or making false
statements on this application will be basis for rejection by, or
dismissal from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office. An
especially important section concerns your former employers. Make
sure you provide their telephone numbers and the names of your
supervisors. Also, you should make sure you provide both work and
home telephone numbers for your references.
If not already on file with the Sheriff’s Office,
you will need to furnish the following copies with your application if applicable.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Birth Certificate – True and correct copy
- Military Discharge Papers – DD214
- College Diploma
- Driver’s License and/or Valid State I.D. (Photocopy)
- Other Certifications- POST, Specialized Training, etc.
- Social Security Card
Applicants will be
given careful, fair, and equal consideration. You will be notified
if and when an interview with the Sheriff and/or the Human Resources
Director is required. If you are turned down for any reason, you may
re-apply after one year. Applicants
must meet certain standards in order to be considered for employment
with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, and there are
several reasons why you could be removed from the application
process. Should you be removed, the LPSO is under no obligation to
reveal the reason for disqualification.
Post Office Drawer 3508
Lafayette, Louisiana 70502
Phone 337- 232-9211