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. 


1011 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 320

PO Box 1787

Lake Charles, LA 70601


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.