Join our team!

If you are pursuing a career that offers meaningful work, a chance to make a difference in your community, the excitement of responding to a broad range of unique and challenging experiences, and the opportunity to forge lifelong friendships, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for you. Give us a call at (337) 236-5667 or email We would love to hear from you!

It is the policy of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office to seek the best-qualified individuals for all positions. The selection process is thorough and regimented. LPSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not make hiring decisions based upon race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or other legally protected classes. There are several reasons why applicants may be removed from the hiring process. LPSO is under no obligation to reveal the reason for disqualification.

To be considered for employment, applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and must possess a high school diploma or GED, a lifestyle and background consistent with employment by a law enforcement agency, and no record of felony convictions.

A list of employment disqualifiers can be found by clicking here.

Employee Benefits

  • Starting deputy salary of $44,911 yearly (patrol and corrections, not inclusive of state supplemental pay)
  • 100% paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 120 hours of paid time off per year
  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Pension (LPSO contribution of 11.5% of salary)
  • Education incentive for associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees (eligibility varies)
  • Department provided uniforms and duty gear
  • Take home vehicle (eligibility varies, restrictions apply)
  • Supplemental income opportunities (eligibility varies)
  • Multiple career opportunities and room for advancement

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday:
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM