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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To join the Scott Police Department you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must be a high school graduate or have obtained a state certified GED

  • Must have a valid Louisiana driver’s license with a good driving record

  • Must NOT have any felonies or misdemeanor charges that would prohibit you from carrying a firearm

  • Must be able to pass a physical, which includes a drug screen

  • Must be in good physical shape

  • Must pass a state civil service entrance exam

  • Must be a United States citizen

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. 

Attach all certification, if applicable.

  • One of the following:  high school diploma, general educational development (G.E.D.) 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.  A certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or G.E.D. certificate.

  • Birth Certificate – true and correct copy

  • Military Discharge Papers  --  DD214 (if applicable)

  • Copy of valid driver’s license

  • Copy of social security card

  • Other certifications:  P.O.S.T., specialized training, etc

  • Original (no copies) signed letter from the civil service board, where your entrance exam was administered, that indicates your test score (if applicable).

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

Caleb Legé ~ Chairman/Police Department Representative

Norwood Menard ~ Vice-Chairman/Educational Institution Representative

Kert Thomas ~ Board Member/Governing Authority Representative

Dr. Robert Richard ~ Board Member/Educational Institution Representative

Stephanie Stelly ~ Board Secretary 

 

The Scott Municipal Police Civil Service Board has scheduled 4 Quarterly Regular Meetings for 2022. 

           January 11, 2022

 

           April 12, 2022

 

           July 12, 2022

 

           October 11, 2022

 

 

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.