Police Patrol Officer

Police and Patrol Officers serve their communities by fighting crime, taking care of emergencies, and keeping people safe. If you’re a social person, have an eye for detail, want to serve your community, and have what it takes to work with different kinds of technology and weapons, this could be the career for you.

What You'll Do

As a Police Patrol Officer, you’ll

  • Promote good community relations
  • Respond to emergencies and suspected criminal activity
  • Provide crowd and traffic control
  • Write reports and keeping detailed records
  • Handle law enforcement tools like police vehicles, radios, computers, handcuffs and weapons


  • Caregiving
  • Problem Solving
  • Working Outdoors


Want to be a Police Patrol Officer?

Explore the education and training opportunities currently available through Louisiana’s 13 community and technical college campuses across the state.

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High School Diploma

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Louisiana Calling

9331 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

1-844-LA-CALLS (1-844-522-2557)