Now Hiring

Are you ready for your 

next challenge?

Join the LPD team for a career that offers excitement, rapid growth opportunities, work-life balance, and the chance to make a positive impact on your community.

This is not just the next job, this is the next level.

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The Lafayette Police Department is accepting applications at this time for police officers.  The deadline to submit your application is February 23, 2024.  

Applicant Testing will be held at the Lafayette Police Department Training Center on March 2, 2024.

 If you have any questions, please contact Lt. Randy Sherer at

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The responsibilities of a Lafayette Police Officer are both exciting and challenging. Officers have the opportunity to work in various areas of interest such as PatrolBike UnitSWATField Training OfficerTrafficCivil Disturbance UnitK9 unitCrime Scene Investigation, or Investigations. The ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Deputy Chief are obtained by a combination of requirements including a competitive examination and oral interviews. Increase in salaries and responsibilities that come with each promotion are further rewards of a successful career.


Take home vehicle
12 hour shifts
Clothing Allowance

Basic Requirements 

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 and no more than 39 years old at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have no felony convictions.
  • Applicants must possess a valid drivers license.
  • Applicants must be high school graduates. Applicants who have obtained a G.E.D from an accredited high school or the Military shall be considered.
  • Applicants must be of "good moral character." 
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