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OPSO Human Resources Department

2800 Perdido St.
Third Floor
New Orleans, LA 70119

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Friday
7:30am- 4:00pm

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About Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office


The Mission of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office is to provide public safety and service to the citizens of Orleans Parish.

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office provides the care, custody, control, and rehabilitation of inmates.  We are committed to providing the highest level of service and security to the court systems, the execution of court mandates, and the protection of individuals’ rights and freedoms.

Our Mission will be achieved through innovative leadership and programs, as well as the dedication and diligence of our employees.Deputy Katy Cure


Professionalism Our employees conduct themselves in a courteous and competent manner.
Integrity We value honesty, diligence, moral character, and a strong work ethic in our workforce.
Teamwork We are a team that cooperates, communicates, and contributes together to achieve the goals of the Sheriff’s Office.
Community Responsibility We serve, protect, and facilitate the needs of the community for which we serve.
Transparency We fully disclose all organization activity and have open internal and external communications.
Loyalty We are dedicated to the mission of the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens we serve.

Direct Supervision

Direct supervision was introduced to the corrections field in the early 1970’s. The two key elements of direct supervision are the physical design of the facility and having a strategy for inmate behavior management. The direct supervision model focuses on actively managing inmate behavior to provide a safe and secure facility for the public, staff, and inmate population.NIH deputy training 8

Our staff must continuously engage the inmate population and actively supervise them. In doing so, this will allow our staff to identify any problems the inmate(s) are having and rectify the situation before any negative consequences. Our staff should promote a positive and professional behavior in the living units.

The pod deputy has full authority over the pod and must develop a working relationship with the inmates. One way to measure if a pod deputy is operating under the direct supervision model is if he/she knows the name of every inmate on the pod, and if the inmate population believes there is no barrier separating the deputy from them on the housing unit.

Nine Principals of Direct Supervision

  1. Effective Control
  2. Effective Supervision
  3. Competent Staff
  4. Safety of Staff and Inmates
  5. Management and Cost-Effective Operation
  6. Effective Communications
  7. Classification and Orientation
  8. Justice and Fairness
  9. Ownership of Operation

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Qualification Information

Thank you for your interest in employment with our agency. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for Correctional Officers and Civilian Positions to aid in our mission of the care, custody, and control of the men and women entrusted to our care. Qualified candidates are:

  • 20 years of age or older
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Have an acceptable criminal history
  • Pass a battery of interviews and examinations
  • Possess an eagerness to serve their community

Criminal behavior that will disqualify applicants includes:

  • Felony convictions
  • Misdemeanor convictions within the past 2 years
  • A pattern of repeat misdemeanor and/or felony criminal offenses
  • Crimes of violence
  • Pending criminal court case(s)
  • Active warrant(s)
  • Marijuana use within the past 6 months
  • Any use of other illegal drugs within the past 10 years
  • Convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to any misdemeanor involving crimes against persons, drugs, sexual offenses, or violation of civil rights of any person under the laws of the Constitution, United States Legislature, or law of any state or territory
  • Dishonorably discharged from any military service and/or arrested for any violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that would constitute a felony or disqualifying misdemeanor in the State of Louisiana.
  • An unacceptable driving record within 2 years of application, as evidenced by, three or more negligent collisions; suspension for moving violations; revocation, or operating after suspension/revocation of driving licenses; DWI or DUI convictions.

Failure to fully disclose arrest and conviction history may result in immediate disqualification from the application process.


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