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Become a Police Officer

The Scott Police Department is civil service. 

Civil Service Entry Level Police Exams are administered in person and online. Click the icon below to be linked to the State Examiner's website.

State of Louisiana

Download the Scott Police Department Employment Application. Once completed, submit the application and all attachments to Scott Police Department.

All applicants must have a valid Civil Service score or be scheduled to take the exam.

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Basic Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years old

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must have Social Security Card

  • Must pass a background check, including criminal history

  • Must pass a psychological exam

  • Must be physically able to perform the duties of a Police Officer

  • Honorable discharge from the military (if applicable)

  • A valid Civil Service test score or a date scheduled for the Civil Service test is required



  • Annual salary for an entry-level Police Officer is $44,000

  • P.O.S.T. Certified applicants hired, with at least one (1) year of service will receive $51,200 annually.  $7,200 is state supplemental pay.

  • Police Officers are paid bi-weekly and work 12-hour shifts, rotating monthly between day and night shifts with alternating weekends off and some holidays.

  • Police officers will receive a 2% cost of living increase annually.


Employees with Scott Police Department belong to the Municipal Police Employees Retirement System (MPERS).


Employees will begin receiving annual vacation leave after one (1) year of employment.

Sick leave:

Police officers receive 6 hours of sick leave monthly, with full pay for any illness or injury not brought about by their own negligence or culpable indiscretion.



The City of Scott offers employer paid health and dental insurance to employees.  Additional cafeteria plans are offered and are optional to the employee. 

Life insurance plan of $15,000 paid by the City of Scott.


The City of Scott recognizes holidays each  year.  Those who work a recognized holiday are paid holiday pay.


Uniforms, body armor, and weapons are provided.

Take home units are assigned to each officer residing within twenty (20) miles of Scott City limits.


Opportunity to receive basic, advanced, and specialized training.  Continued training and education are offered and encouraged.

When an opening for employment becomes available, applicants, who have properly completed the application and passed all background checks, will be contacted for an interview.

Interviews are performed by the Administrative Supervisor and Uniformed Patrol Division Commander. 



Employment opportunities are based on the oral interview with the Uniformed Patrol Division Commander and the authorization of the Chief of Police. 



All procedures must be followed or an applicant may be disqualified from advancing in the employment process. 



Please review all required forms for accuracy before submitting them to the Scott Police Department. 

Background checks will be completed prior to an interview being granted.  Background checks include, but are not limited to, criminal history, employment history and driving record. 

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Scott Municipal Police & Fire Civil Service Board

Norwood Menard ~ Chairman/Educational Institution Representative

Dr. Robert Richard ~ Vice-Chairman /Educational Institution Representative

Brian Schlesinger ~ Governing Authority Representative

Christopher Galvez ~ Police Department Board Member

Justin Douet ~ Fire Department Board Member

Stephanie Stelly ~ Board Secretary 


The Scott Municipal Police Civil Service Board has scheduled 4 Quarterly Regular Meetings for 2024. 

           January 16, 2024


           April 16, 2024


           July 16, 2024


           October 15, 2024



All meetings shall be held at Scott Police Department, 129 Lions Club Road, Scott, Louisiana at 11:30 a.m.

Special Meetings may be held upon 24 hour notice, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Legal Holidays.



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