Interested in becoming a Denham Springs Police Officer??

Denham Springs is a vibrant community located on the eastern boundary of the capital city, Baton Rouge. In recent years our city has seen significant increases in population and business growth. More and more people are moving to the area because of the economic boom and an education system that is one of the best in the state. But perhaps the most important reason for the migration is the city’s reputation for its safe and secure neighborhoods. Denham Springs residents enjoy a quality of life that is seldom matched in Louisiana.

Positioned as a gateway to Baton Rouge, Denham Springs is bisected by two major thoroughfares, Interstate 12 and U.S. Highway 190. Each of these roadways are presently undergoing expansions that will provide improved flow through the city, and give additional opportunities for commercial expansion. To keep traffic flowing smoothly through the city, the Denham Springs Police Department has an active Traffic Division made up of officers who patrol in cars and on motorcycles. These officers are responsible for investigation, enforcement, and direction.

The city’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the state for cities of its size thanks to the Police Department’s outstanding Patrol Division. These uniformed officers spend their tour of duty proactively patrolling the city, responding to citizen complaints, and conducting investigations of a variety of crime related activities such as thefts, burglaries, narcotics, disturbances, DWI’s, and more. Although crimes are not prevalent, there is enough activity to challenge an officer, while giving him/her the opportunity to conduct follow-up investigations.

Other assignment opportunities include: school resource officer, crime scene investigator, detective, and more. Whatever your interest, chances are there is a position for you.

Denham Springs is a rapidly expanding city, and as such, we are in need of qualified, highly motivated individuals who are interested in an exciting and rewarding career. The opportunities are endless as you join a department that offers expansive opportunities to grow as the city grows. Competitive pay, good benefits, modern equipment, and chances to advance make the Denham Springs Police Department the place to work for the future.

If this sounds good to you, then all you have to do is follow the simple steps listed below to open the door to an exciting career in law enforcement.


How to Apply:

  • First you must obtain a current Civil Service Score for Entrance Police Officer.
    Visit www.ose.louisiana.gov for a list of test sites and locations.
  • Once you have successfully completed your exam and obtained a current test score you must forward your application and the test score to the local Denham Springs Civil Service Board for consideration. The Board meets regularly and approves applications at their meetings.
  • When positions become available candidates who have passed a rigorous background check are scheduled for a meeting with the
    Oral Interview Board. The O.I.B. is comprised of 5 experienced officers of the
    Denham Springs Police Department who review the candidate’s application with him/her
    and ask the candidate questions on how he/she would handle certain situations.
  • The O.I.B. makes recommendations to the Chief of Police who then personally
    interviews prospective candidates and makes a determination whether to hire.
  • The successful applicant will be notified and can look forward to an exciting
    career with the Denham Springs Police Department.

Pay and Benefits:

  • As of November 1, 2008 Starting Pay is $14.18 hr. Shift differential pay is provided for employees working night shifts.
  • Officers Receive 12% in pay increases over the first 4 years in addition to any cost of living raises provided by the city.
  • State Supplemental Pay is $500 per month, after 1 year of service
  • 8 Vacation Days per year in the beginning, 6.5 Sick Days per year
  • Health insurance is provided for the Officer at no cost and
    available to the Officer’s family
  • Officers are issued a take home police unit (Ford Crown Victoria or Chevrolet Impala)
  • Officers are furnished with uniforms, duty gear, and a duty weapon

Working Hours and Conditions:

  • Officers work 12 hours shifts in an Every-Other-Weekend-Off schedule
  • Shifts run from 6AM to 6PM and 6PM to 6AM
  • Every 28 days Officers swap from Days to Night Shift and earn shift differential pay