The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office offers many different career opportunities to the citizens of this community.  Along with being both challenging and exciting, a career in law enforcement is a full-time commitment to the people of this area.  The Sheriff’s Office provides excellent benefits, including a comparable salary to our neighboring parishes, full medical insurance, and an exceptional retirement plan.

Requirements of applicants are as follows:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Louisiana Driver’s License
  • Citizen of the United States

Applicants are subject to:

  • Departmental test and interview
  • Drug screen
  • Physical examination
  • Background check

Applications can be downloaded below or picked up at one of the following locations:

St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office
5800 LA Highway 44
Convent, LA


Sheriff’s Substation
2631 Highway 20
Vacherie, LA.

We’re accepting applications at all times.