Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Employment


OPSO is currently accepting employment applications.

Applications for Patrol Deputy are being accepted.  Applicants must be POST Certified and have prior patrol experience with another law enforcement agency.

Applications are also being accepted for the position of driver for the Transitional Work Program.  This is a part-time position.  Applicants must posses a Louisiana Commercial Driver’s License.  The job requires shift work and some week-ends. Applicants must be 21 years of age, willing to submit to a background check and must have a clear driving record.


Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Employee Benefits for full time employees include but are not limited to:
-Paid Employee Health Insurance
-Pension Investment
-Deferred Compensation
-Payroll Deductible Supplement Plans
-Extensive Training in each Department

Starting Annual Salaries:

Uniform Patrol Deputy: $41,911

Corrections: $40,687

Communications: $41,298

If you feel you may be interested in a career in Law Enforcement with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department, contact us at 318.329.1200 or visit our office at 400 Saint John St., Monroe, LA 71201

Interested parties may pick up an application from the Personnel Division, located on the third floor of the Ouachita Parish Courthouse Annex at 400 Saint John Street, Monroe, Louisiana OR click the link below to print the application online:

OPSO Employment Application Revised Aug 2018