Employment Opportunities at St. John The Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office


The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications from professionals who are interested in a career in law enforcement. We accept applications for the following full-time jobs on a continuous basis:

Corrections Deputies

The SJSO takes pride in the operation of the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility for the safety of the public as well as the safety of our deputies. In this career, you maintain the custody and security of prison inmates through supervision, observation and monitoring of inmate activities and enforcement of security policies and procedures.

Uniform Patrol Deputies

General law enforcement work to protect lives, property and rights of the public. Work involves answering complaint calls and patrolling in an official vehicle or on foot to deter crime or apprehend violators or suspects, securing crime scenes, and enforcement of all traffic and safety laws.

Communications Deputies

Performs radio and communications work on an assigned shift. Provides information to patrol units on calls in progress as well as other divisions as needed. Receives and shares data as appropriate with law enforcement agencies throughout the country. May be required to respond to calls for service in emergency situations.

Note: The SJSO provides services to the community 24-hours per day, and as such most of the full-time positions require working rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Download an application

Applications can be submitted to Human Resources located at 1801 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Reserve Deputy Program

Our reserve deputies are part-time, non-salaried, commissioned law enforcement officers. Reserve deputies have the same responsibilities and duties as the regular deputies. Opportunities exist within the Reservist program for individuals to serve in all areas of law enforcement.

SJSO also occassionally has job opportunities in other non-enforcement and civil positions. Applications can be submitted and may be reviewed for these positions as they become available.