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Employment Info - Cadet Info



Cadet Questions and Answers
Actions Taken After the Hiring Process
Public Information Officers



Cadet Questions and Answers

Q. HOW OFTEN IS THE CADET EXAMINATION OFFERED?

A. The exam is currently offered on monthly basis.

Q. WHEN AN EXAMINATION IS OFFERED, DOES IT MEAN THAT THE STATE POLICE IS HIRING FOR THE START OF AN ACADEMY?

A. No, examinations are offered to establish a pool of applicants for review by the Louisiana State Police when funding is available for hiring, not necessarily for a particular academy.

Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF I ARRIVE LATE FOR MY EXAMINATION?

A. You should arrive to the testing location at least thirty minutes prior to your scheduled examination time. The examination is timed, therefore, late arrivals will not be permitted to take the examination. Upon written request you will be scheduled for the exam the next time it is offered.

Q. WHAT IS THE NEXT PHASE IN THE HIRING PROCESS ONCE I PASS THE EXAMINATION?

A. When the hiring process is begun, you will receive an applicant packet from the Human Resources Office of the Louisiana State Police. This packet must be completed by you and returned to Human Resources by the date specified in the packet, Late packets will not be accepted and you will not be considered eligible for the Academy for which they are hiring. You will receive no further correspondence from the State Police Commission once you have achieved a passing score on the examination.

Q. IF I DO NOT RECEIVE A PASSING SCORE ON THE EXAMINATION, HOW DO I RETEST?

A. Simply write a letter to the State Police Commission asking to be retested. Requests to retest must be submitted within thirty days of your test score notice. No fax transmittals will be accepted.

Q. HOW LONG IS MY SCORE EFFECTIVE?

A. Once you have achieved a passing score, your score will remain in effect unless you are notified by this office of a change in status.

Q. ARE THERE ANY STUDY MATERIALS FOR THE CADET EXAM?

A. Yes, a Candidate Preparation Manual is available for download under the Employment Info Tab on the Home Page.

Q. WHAT IS THE SALARY FOR A CADET?

A. Effective 07/06/2015, entrance rate of $46,610.00 annually; $3,884.16 per month.
$48,008.30 upon graduation from the State Police Training Academy / POST; $4,000.69 per month.
$49,448.55 upon successful completion of Field Training Officer (FTO) Program; $4,120.71 per month.
$50,932.01 after one year; $4,244.33 per month.

Q. HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED OF AN ACADEMY?

A. All notifications for testing, retesting and all phases of hiring process are done by mail. It is of utmost importance that you keep the State Police Commission office informed of your current address and telephone number. If you have changes of address or telephone number, please forward them to this office in writing only. No fax transmittals will be accepted.

Q. HOW DO I RECEIVE VETERANS PREFERENCE?

A. Your DD-214 should have been submitted with your application. Individuals receiving veterans preference have an asterisk beside their name, indicating the preference to the State Police. Veterans preference applies once you have achieved a passing score on the examination. This preference cannot be used to achieve a passing score.




Actions Taken After the Hiring Process

Upon completion of the interview and hiring process, the Office of State Police will provide this office with "action codes" on each applicant competing for appointment to a particular academy. Below is a list of the "action codes" provided and the effects of the codes as they apply to applicants.

You will receive a letter from this office if you have been removed from future consideration for any of the following reasons. Your name will not be removed from eligibility without being so informed.

FR = Failed to Respond to an Inquiry of Availability or Employment Packet; Failure to Report for Physical Agility Test; Failure to Report for Interview; or Failure to Report or Respond to any phase of the interview/hiring process, results in removal of your name from the availability list.

D = Declined Appointment, results in removal of your name from the Availability List.

I = Interviewed, results in your name being resubmitted to the Office of State Police for consideration in future Academies.

C = Considered, results in your name being resubmitted to the Office of State Police for consideration in future Academies.

U = Unacceptable for Employment, results in removal of your name from the Availability list.




Public Information Officers

Public information officers are assigned to work at each of the local state police troops. These individuals will be available to you to answer any job related or job specific questions you might have. Any questions concerning the actual testing process should be addressed to the staff of the State Police Commission in Baton Rouge at (225) 925-7057.

Troop ABaton Rouge225-754-8500Troop BKenner504-471-2775
Troop CGray504-857-3680Troop DLake Charles337-491-2511
Troop EAlexandria318-487-5911Troop FMonroe318-345-0000
Troop GShreveport318-741-7411Troop ILafayette318-262-5880
Troop LMandeville985-893-6250






Last Modified: 02/02/2016