Lafayette Police Vehicle

LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT

900 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70502

Contact: Sgt. Robin Green
Phone: 337-291-8600
Email: PIOLPD@lafayettelA.gov

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As Police Chief

DESCRIPTION:

This is highly responsible administrative and technical work as commanding officer of municipal police services. Work involves responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the Police Department and for planning, organizing, evaluating, and directing its activities; assuring that law and order are maintained, that laws and ordinances are enforced; and that measures are implemented to prevent crimes and to protect lives and property. Work involves consulting with public safety and other officials in determining overall plans and policies to be followed in planning and conducting police operations. Supervision is exercised over all personnel of the department. Work is performed with wide latitude in developing, interpreting, and applying departmental policies and procedures. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Mayor or, if he delegates, the city's Chief Administrative Officer.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Print the application at https://ose.louisiana.gov/event/police-chief-8/

Additional Forms:

Complete, sign, and mail or hand deliver original application and forms to:

Fire Training Center
C/O Micky Broussard
300 North Dugas Road
Lafayette, LA 70507

Once the application period is closed on  June 17, 2022, the local Fire and Police Civil Service Board will verify which applicants meet all requirements. The Board will then request a testing period be set by the State Examiner's Office. After all qualified applicants have tested, the State Examiner's office will send the results to the local Fire and Police Civil Service Board to be qualified. At that point, the Board will turn over the active candidates to the administration for the interview process.

For questions regarding the application process, please call Lafayette Fire and Police Civil Service Board Chairman Micky Broussard at (337) 291-8762.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pass a test administered by Office of State Examiner, Fire and Police Civil Service of Louisiana.
  • Must meet all requirements of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law, including being a citizen of the United States. 
  • Applicant must possess one of the following: high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, high school transcript, affidavit from the issuing high school, associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or college transcript, any one of which must indicate that graduation has occurred or a degree awarded. Any Louisiana applicant who presents a home study diploma shall submit
    necessary documentation indicating Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approval of the home study curriculum. Non-Louisiana applicants shall be required to present proof of completion of a high school curriculum which has been accredited by the applicant’s state, or its state-approved agency. A certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Must have attained at least a Bachelor's degree or in lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, applicant must have been employed with the Lafayette Police Department as a commissioned officer prior to October 18, 1979 and still employed as such, with no discontinuation of employment.
  • Must have ten (10) years of law enforcement work with a law enforcement agency or police department that is similar or larger in size than the Lafayette Police Department. 
  • After offer of either employment or promotion to a position must meet and maintain any medical and physical fitness standards designed to demonstrate good health and the physical ability to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without accommodation, as determined by a qualified medical physician and administered by the Appointing Authority.

Company Name: Lafayette Consolidated Government

Position Title: Chief of Police

Agency Type: Local Law Enforcement (municipal/county/regional)

Job Function: Law Enforcement - Chief Executive

Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

Min Experience: Over 10 Years

Salary: $132,000.00 - $170,000.00 (Yearly Salary)