Begin Your Career As A Police Officer

Benefits

Annual Salary:

Starting $42,000.00 first year 

$48,000.00 after first year including State Supplemental Pay ($6,000.00/year)

12 HOUR SHIFTS

ALL UNIFORMS, WEAPONS, AND BODY ARMOR SUPPLIED BY DEPARTMENT

ANNUAL PAID VACATION- 

  • Year one— Fifteen days paid vacation per year until reaching ten years of service.
  • Year ten— Twenty days paid vacation per year until reaching twenty years of service.
  • Year twenty— Twenty-five days paid vacation per year.

IN ADDITION TO PAID VACATION RECEIVE UP TO 15 PAID HOLIDAYS PER YEAR

8 DAYS (8 hours per month) SICK LEAVE ACCRUED PER YEAR (up to 90 days accrued sick leave paid at retirement / no other law enforcement agency in the region offers such)

HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEE AND THEIR FAMILY*

HEALTH INSURANCE AFTER RETIREMENT AGE (another benefit no other law enforcement agency in the region offers)

LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS (1.5 times your annual salary)

SPECIAL TUITION INCENTIVES AND DISCOUNTED TUITION AVAILABLE FROM AREA COLLEGES

FREE USE OF DEPARTMENT GYMNASIUM (24 HOURS)

TAKE-HOME VEHICLE FOR POLICE OFFICERS (residing within the City of Kenner)

LOUISIANA POST CERTIFICATION UPON GRADUATION OF POLICE ACADEMY

Qualifications

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Louisiana drivers license required
  • Pass Civil Service Test 

CIVIL SERVICE TESTING

CIVIL SERVICE POSITION / TESTING REQUIRED / CLICK HERE for more information on testing

Those applying for the Police Officer positions must take the civil service test.

Applicants are also required to fill out an application with the Kenner Police Department. This can be done before or after passing the civil service test. 

AFTER PASSING THE LOUISIANA STATE CIVIL SERVICE TEST

After completing the written exam, the participant will be notified by the Louisiana State Examiners Officer whether they passed or failed. If the participant fails the exam, there will be no further processing, retesting may be done at the next available civil service testing, applicant must re-apply to take the next civil service test offered.  

Once the score is approved, the applicant will be contacted by a representative of the Kenner Police Department and scheduled for a physical fitness test. At the time of the physical fitness test, the applicant will also be asked to complete a Personal History Questionnaire.

NEXT STEPS

  • Personal History Questionnaire review and interview with an applicant investigator
  • Thorough background investigation
  • Civil and Criminal records check
  • Personal and Employment references check
  • Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) exam
  • Oral Review Board
  • Psychological examination
  • Drug screening / Medical examination

The Kenner Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional questions feel free to contact Kenner Police Department Applicant Investigator Tim Phares at (504) 712-2218 or at tphares@kenerpd.com or Sergeant Charlotte Bates at (504) 712-2255 or at cbates@kennerpd.com