A Calling Like
No Other

Join the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office.

A career in law enforcement is more than just a job, it is a calling. Many see it as a way to give something back to their community or a way to continue the utilization of their training in their post-military career. Whatever your reason, SBSO is the place for you.

A Calling Like
No Other

Join the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office.

A career in law enforcement is more than just a job, it is a calling. Many see it as a way to give something back to their community or a way to continue the utilization of their training in their post-military career. Whatever your reason, SBSO is the place for you.

Traditional Positions

Our primary focus at the SBSO is to provide law enforcement services to the citizens of St. Bernard Parish. We offer a variety of traditional law enforcement positions including:

  • Deputy Sheriff
  • 911/Communications Dispatchers
  • Correctional Officers
  • Detective
  • Volunteer Reserve Officers

Nontraditional Positions

The SBSO is a complex organization and offers a wide variety of civilian employment opportunities on top of the traditional law enforcement and corrections positions.

  • Administrative/Civil Offices
  • Accounting
  • Clerical
  • Information Technology

Specialized Assignments

The SBSO provides an environment for community service, problem solving and personal growth. You have many opportunities to diversify in a number of specialized assignments.

  • SWAT
  • Hazardous Devices Technician
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Rescue/Recovery Diving
  • Marine Division
  • Dive Team
  • UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)

Benefits

  • Competitive salary starting at $3,100 monthly, $37,200 annually

  • State Supplemental Pay $500 monthly, $6,000 annually

  • Free health insurance for employees (roughly $400 per month value)

  • Lifetime health insurance after 15 years

  • Sheriff’s Office contributes 12.25% to employee’s pension

  • Earn 2 weeks paid vacation on first anniversary (maximum of 4 weeks after 10 years of service)

  • Earn 12 sick days per year (8 hours a month)

  • Free life insurance, 1 1/2 times your annual salary plus $10,000

  • $150 per month raise at one year anniversary

  • $100 per month raise at 3-year, 6-year and 10-year anniversary

  • Education, $150 per month with bachelor’s degree, additional $150 per month for master’s degree

  • Access to credit union, dental insurance, vision insurance, and deferred compensation

  • Merit based pay increases are possible

  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Pension

  • Retire at 30 years at 100% salary

  • Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP)

General Requirements

To begin a career at the SBSO, applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Must be a United States Citizen

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must have graduated from an accredited high school or received a G.E.D.

  • Must be of good moral character and pass an extensive background check

  • Pass a pre-employment examination with a competitive score

  • Pass an oral interview and a polygraph examination

  • Pass a thorough medical examination, including a drug screen

  • Must have no felony, drug or domestic convictions

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and social security card

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on handicap status.