Career Opportunities

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Applications may be obtained:

·LPSO Employment Application Web upload.
·LPSO Employment Application download , print and return to LPSO testing office upon completion.

In Person:
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
316 W. Main Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Office hours Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm


Fax:     (337) 236-3989

LPSO Human Resources
P.O. Box 3508
Lafayette, LA 70502

Overview of Job Descriptions and Salaries

LPSO Employee Benefits




Takes first line responsibility for the care and custody of inmates.


Include but are not limited to the following:
The most important and essential job function of the position is attitude and includes the following: getting along with co-workers, responding politely to members of the community, working as a team member, functioning under pressure, and responding in a positive manner to supervision.

Other duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Participate in secure and safe inmate movements and activities

Serve meals to inmates and provide or obtain medical aid if needed

Operate and work housing floors, control centers, intake, and property section as required

Interact professionally with inmates & supervise inmate housing units

Respond to inmate requests, concerns, and/or emergencies professionally

Conducts headcounts when required

Assist in guarding inmates who are hospital admits

Assist in transporting inmates to other facilities

Other duties as assigned by a supervisor

HOURS:  Shift Schedule  - one month of nights 6pm to 6am and one month of days 6am to 6pm - works every other weekend. 

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED. Capable of completing Corrections Certification.

Salary Range: $2,744.44/month plus benefits

Application Requirements: Download an application online at or pick up an application at 316 W. Main St.

Job Posted: 01/07/2016
Application Deadline: 12/30/2018
Contact: Alanna Young
(337) 236-5887