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Louisiana State Police Commission

The examples of work given are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this job. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.

JOB TITLE:State Police Trooper

Job Class Code: 07143120

To provide highway traffic, investigative or support services designed to aid the Office of State Police in fulfilling its objectives.




General from State Police Sergeant.




Department of Public Safety and Corrections; Office of State Police; Statewide.


Differs from State Police Cadet in that incumbents no longer function at the training level.

Differs from State Police Sergeant by lack of supervisory responsibility.


Traffic Services
Patrols assigned routes and reports to troop headquarters as required.

Enforces motor vehicle laws and the state criminal code.

Gives information and assistance to motorists and other citizens.

Checks models, makes and license numbers of passing vehicles to regain stolen vehicles and pick up wanted persons and violators.

Investigates vehicles parked illegally, abandoned or under suspicious circumstances.

Investigates highway accidents.

Keeps bystanders out of danger.

Renders first aid.

Questions witnesses and drives.

Investigates and prepares narrative reports of conditions and causes of accidents.

Supervises removal of injured to hospitals and supervises removal of vehicles to restore normal traffic flow.

Makes preliminary investigations of any crime or complaint on request of proper authorities; documents findings and enlists further aid if necessary.

Makes arrests and prefers charges.

Searches for, collects, preserves and identifies evidence.

Appears in court as a witness.

Works in conjunction with and assists city and parish law enforcement agencies in situations involving state laws.

Makes safety lectures to the public.

Assists in training state police cadets.

Serves as state police representative in an assigned parish.

Participates in and may serve in charge of police groups in the field in situations such as situation requiring concentrated enforcement effort.

Serves on occasion as supervisor of groups of state policemen on special assignments.

Serves as the vehicle theft officer in a troop.

Investigative Services
Serves as an investigator in the Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Louisiana State Police.

Investigates violators through surveillance, undercover infiltration, checking background of suspects, developing sources of information, etc. in order to develop information to arrest and prosecute law violators.

Debriefs confidential informants, interrogates suspects and interviews crime victims and witnesses.

Executes legal search and arrest warrants.

Patrols areas utilized by narcotics traffickers and known law violators.

Recruits, develops and supervises confidential informants.

Prepares biweekly and monthly reports, documents all case activities and prepares other forms and reports as necessary.

Assists other law enforcement agencies in investigations.

Maintains equipment.

Serves as an investigator in the Internal Affairs Division of the Louisiana State Police.

Conducts confidential, indepth pre-employment back-ground investigations of individuals who have met the preliminary requirements for employment with Louisiana State Police and other offices of Department of Public Safety.

Conducts confidential and sensitive investigations into civil, criminal and/or procedural complaints against any Department of Public Safety employee including interviewing complainants, interrogating suspects, filing criminal charges and making arrests.

Prepares various forms, reports and special studies.

Receives vehicle theft recovery reports from field troopers and files, records and checks them for accuracy.

Inspects automobile and truck dealerships and salvage yards for proper licensure, permits and records.

Investigates auto and heavy equipment thefts and arrests violators.

Assigns serial numbers to homemade trailers and vehicles.

Checks serial numbers in suspected stolen vehicles.

Inspects and handles complaints of wrecker firms used in the troop area.

Prepares various forms, reports and special studies.

Support Services
Serves in various support sections of State Police including operational development, criminal laboratory services, criminal records, inspectional services, fleet operations, training and education/special task, protective services, hazardous substance control, etc.

Coordinates the purchasing program in a section of state police including preparation of requisitions, records maintenance, budget reports, etc.

Instructs or supervises the instruction of classes at the Louisiana State Police Academy and/or provides in-service training.

Performs various public relations duties including making speeches, writing press releases, etc.

Answers correspondence and telephone inquires regarding the state police.

Assists, occasionally, in the operation of the State Police Youth Camp including coordinating daily activities and counseling youths.

Protects various public officials and their families including the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and visiting dignitaries.

Patrols the Governor's Mansion and screens mail and visitors.

Provides transportation or arranges for the transportation of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Attorney General.

Plans and provides security for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Attorney General in all trips.

Monitors electronic surveillance equipment.

Supervises inmates who work at the Governor's Mansion.

Responds to hazardous material accidents and assists in coordinating activities at the site.

Investigates hazardous materials violations.

Trains emergency response personnel and industry personnel statewide on emergency response procedures and hazardous materials rules and regulations.

Develops hazardous materials training programs.

Inspects vehicles and containers for compliance with hazardous materials regulations.

Assists in staff inspections.

Assists in preparing policy and procedure for compliance in staff inspections.

Prepares monthly inspectional reports.

Maintains equipment.

Prepares various reports, forms and special reports.


One year of experience as a Louisiana State Police Cadet.

Last Modified: 01/15/2017