Entry Level Applicants

The selection process outlined below should help you understand what is involved in the selection of new employees for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. 

  • Completed applications with required attachments must be submitted to Human Resources in person or via the internet. 
  • A thorough background check of every applicant is completed (usually requiring 2-3 weeks). 
  • As job openings become available, applicants with the best credentials, work experiences, and backgrounds may be selected for testing. Testing includes measurement of pre-employment skills, reading and math skills, and a polygraph. 
  • After the testing an applicant may be recommended for interview. 
  • Those not recommended to proceed in the selection process will be notified by formal letter that their application will be considered for future openings unless otherwise directed by the applicants. 
  • After applicants have been interviewed, tested, polygraphed, and recommended to proceed in the selection process, those applicants for enforcement position will undergo psychological testing before being offered employment. 
  • Those offered employment will be scheduled for medical exams and drug tests at the Sheriff's Office expense. 
  • If the medical exams and drug tests are satisfactory, the applicants are processed and become probationary employees. 
  • All applications are considered active for one calendar year and may be updated by the applicant as desired. 
  • Applicants may reapply after one year, or may apply for additional positions during the active period of the application. 
  • Applicants who proceed through the entire selection process must be prepared to allow a minimum of six weeks for completion of the entire process.

Applications are available at the CPSO Human Resources office or via online application. 



4900 Highway 90

Lake Charles, LA 70615


P  (337) 494-4531

F  (337) 602-6893



Click the link above to fill out the online application

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.