How does the City hire Police Officers?

From time to time, the City of Lafayette Police Department posts available police officer positions on our website at A person who is interested in becoming a police officer for the City of Lafayette may sign up to receive an email when a new position is posted. We usually require applicants be POST Certified however, there are also openings for Police Recruits.  Recruits are sent to academy while working for us.  We encourage Police Officers who are POST Certified and have policing experience to apply; we offer lateral transfers. 

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1. How do I apply for a position?
2. What City of Lafayette positions are currently available?
3. May I attach a resume, cover letter, transcript, or other document to my applicaiton?
4. How do I stay informed about future job openings?
5. Where can I get a paper employment application?
6. What happens after I apply for a position?
7. Am I required to answer the questions on the Affirmative Action Affidavit?
8. How can I check the status of my application?
9. What benefits does the City offer to full time employees?
10. What benefits does the City offer to regular part time employees?
11. How does the City hire Police Officers?
12. What is the hiring process for seasonal positions at the Bob L Burger Recreation Center, The Indian Peaks Golf Course, the Waterpark, and Waneka Lake Boathouse?