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JOB APPLICATION:  All requests for employment must go through the application process. Your first step will be to complete the application process on-line through the City of Bastrop's website or pick-up an application from the Bastrop Police Department.

Job Opportunities NOTE: Please read all documents included with the selected job announcement and follow any mentioned instructions accordingly. Candidates for employment as a Police Officer should refer to the following guidelines: 

Candidate must be 21 years of age by date of hire to work as a Police Officer with the Bastrop Police Department. If you do not meet any one of the requirements below, you shall be deemed ineligible for an Officer position with the Bastrop Police Department. 


Unless otherwise specified, all requirements listed below must be met, by the filing deadline, for application and for admission to the examination.

Must meet all requirements of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law, including being a citizen of the United States and of legal age and posses a valid driver's license.

After offer of employment, but before beginning work in this class, must pass a physical examination, the selection and administration of which shall be authorized by the Appointing Authority, designed to demonstrate good health and physical fitness sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without accommodation. 

Applicant must possess one of the following: high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, high school transcript, affidavit from the issuing high school, associate's or bachelor's degree, or college transcript, any one of which must indicate that graduation has occurred or a degree awarded. A certification of completion shall not be sufficient to substitute for a diploma or equivalency certificate.



SWORN APPLICANT WRITTEN & PHYSICAL TESTING: All sworn personnel will be required to take the Departmental Physical Agility Testing in order to complete the hiring process. Post Certified Officers will be required to complete and submit passing entrance exam scores prior to taking the Physical Agility Test.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:  The background investigation normally takes several weeks and is conducted by the Police Department.  Sometimes the investigation takes longer, particularly if you have had past jobs or residences in other cities or states because the Police Department has to wait until its letters of inquiry are answered and returned. The background investigation shall include the following:

  1. Verification of candidates qualifying credentials, educational achievement, current and past employment, age, residence, citizenship and driver’s license.

  2. Review of the candidate’s criminal and traffic records, if any.

  3. Interviews with prior employers, neighbors and at least three (3) personal references of the candidate.

  4. Any other information required by the Bastrop Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board.



THE CITY OF BASTROP offers a competitive benefits package to our employees. More specific information about police officer's benefits will be provided at the time of offer, including: 


INSURANCE PLANS (health, dental, vision, short and long term disability and life)

RETIREMENT PLAN (for all full-time, vested employees)

SUPPLEMENTAL PAY (position-specific), annual leave, sick leave, funeral leave and holiday pay

Police Department

To obtain copies of police accident reports, or to file a

complaint, contact Bastrop Police Dept. at (318) 281-1322 

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Mission of the Bastrop Police Department


The mission of the Bastrop Police Department, in partnership with the community, is to protect life and property, to understand and serve the needs of the city's neighborhoods and to improve the quality of life by building capacities to maintain order, resolve problems and apprehend criminals in a manner consistent with
the law and reflective of shared community values.

Chief Leondro Reed 

 Welcome to the Bastrop  Police Department Online!

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Our department is proud to be part of Bastrop and proud to be part of Hometown Louisiana. We exist to serve the law-abiding residents and visitors of our city, and we are honored that our Mayor has trusted us with that protection. The Bastrop Police Department is dedicated to enforcing the laws of our city, our Parish, and the State of Louisiana.



Key Positions:

Chief of Police
Assistant Chief
Police Officer
Communication Officer
Corrections Officer
Records Clerk

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