Welcome to the Human Resources web page. Your interest in possible employment with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is greatly appreciated. Our agency currently has approximately 750 full-time and part-time employees, who dedicate themselves to the service of the citizens of St. Tammany Parish. Our motto is Preserve, Protect and Promote the Quality of Life in St. Tammany Parish and that is what each member of the STPSO strives to do through the performance of their job specific duties. 

Although the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is recognized for our primary function as a law enforcement agency, it is actually one of the most diverse employers in the area. We employ professionals in a variety of fields including scientists, physicians, nurses, attorneys, information systems specialists and business professionals. If you are interested in serving the community and using your professional skills in a meaningful way, we would welcome the prospect of speaking with you about possible opportunities to work for our agency. 

Because we acknowledge that our greatest asset within our agency is our employees, who work diligently to serve, we strive to provide one of the highest paid salaries in the state of Louisiana. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefit package to all full-time employees.

For more information regarding benefits, salary and job opportunities we invite you to view the entire Human Resources portion of this web site. If my staff or I could be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call upon us.

Sincerely,

Captain Donna Schlesinger

Director of Human Resources

The Human Resource Office oversees Personnel and Benefits at the STPSO. If you have any questions about any of the salaries, career opportunities or benefits outlined in this section please contact us.


St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office — Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (“STPSO”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for the participation of all qualified persons in the job classifications without regard to race, color, sex, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other factor; the consideration of which is prohibited by law.  The STPSO’s policy extends to all employment decisions and personnel actions including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  All employment decisions are made on the basis of job qualifications and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job in question, and the STPSO is committed to making reasonable accommodations whenever necessary to allow qualified persons with disabilities to enjoy equal employment opportunity. The STPSO also has established and maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.

Captain Donna Schlesinger, Director of Human Resources, serves as the STPSO’s Equal Employment Opportunity Administrator and is responsible for establishing, monitoring and evaluating employment opportunites for all employees and job applicants. She is available for consultation regarding any question or problem related to the STPSO’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

If you wish to review the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, please contact Captain Schlesinger. All plan documents may be reviewed by employees and job applicants upon request, at any reasonable time, during business hours.

Compliance with the STPSO’s EEO Policy is the responsibility of all STPSO employees. Every employee is expected to make a personal commitment to equal employment opportunity.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Benefits:

The STPSO offers our full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Pension
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Medical Insurance - 100% of employee's premium paid
  • Dental Insurance - 100% of employee's premium paid
  • Life Insurance - 100% of employee's premium paid
  • Long Term Disability Insurance - 100%  of employee's premium paid
  • 12 Paid Holidays Annually
  • Annual Leave
  • Extended Illness Benefits
  • Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
  • Bereavement Leave
  • College Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Uniforms and Uniform Allowance

General Qualifications for Employment:

To begin a law enforcement career at the STPSO, applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must have no felony, drug, or domestic convictions
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must have graduated from an accredited high school or received a G.E.D.
  • Must be of good moral character and pass an extensive background check.
  • Pass pre-employment examinations
  • Pass a psychological examination
  • Pass a thorough medical examination
  • Pass pre-employment drug screen

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer, and is dedicated to a Policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including: race, creed, color, age, religion, disability, or national origin.