If you have the passion to protect and serve, consider an exciting, rewarding career with the Harbor Police Department.

The demand for cargo facilities, cruise capacity and efficient infrastructure systems is only projected to grow, and the Port NOLA Strategic Master Plan lays out a vision for the next 20 years with a roadmap of strategies for growth. To meet the opportunities associated with this growth, we are recruiting new, highly motivated and diverse talent.

Employment as a Harbor Police Officer is a position of public trust. Applicants must complete a comprehensive background investigation and rigorous interview process that ensures the candidate possesses the core values of Honor, Pride and Dedication before they can wear the Harbor Police Department badge.

Minimum Standards: Must be 21 years of age. Must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license. Anyone who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified.

Persons interested in applying for the position of a Harbor Police Officer should follow the directions under Job Seekers/How Do I Apply for A State Job, on the Louisiana Civil Service website at www.civilservice.la.gov. Applicants should apply for the 9500 Series test.

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The mission of the Harbor Police Academy is to educate our officers on the ever-changing city, state and federal laws pertaining to policing; to ensure that new recruits meet the Department’s highest levels of professionalism; and to meet the requirements of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement’s Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).

The Harbor Police Academy staff is made up of Harbor Police instructors as well as instructors from other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

The Academy staff is also responsible for any in-service training needed by the Department to ensure all officers employed by the Harbor Police Department maintain their yearly certifications. In-service training also includes updating officers in revisions of laws as well as changes in police tactics.