Join our TEAM!

Join our TEAM! - Join TPSO

Working for the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is more than just a job. It is a commitment to doing 'whatever it takes' to serve and protect the people and their property in Tangipahoa Parish.

Being an employee of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is answering a call that is greater than one’s self. It is a commitment to protect and serve. Leadership, honor, respect, teamwork and accountability are at the core of our daily mission.

“The men and women of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office do more than make a living; we make a difference!”…Sheriff Edwards ."Every day is an opportunity to make an impact and directly affect the residents of Tangipahoa Parish."


From outstanding health insurance plans and competitive pay and retirement programs to benefits that encourage work/life balance, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office offers a benefits package that will protect and improve your future, finances, and emotional well-being. This includes:

- Competitive base salary
- Annual Wellness Programs
- Great Health and Prescription Benefits - Paid by Employer
- Vision, & Dental Plan Options
- Additional Benefits include: Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal Leave, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Deferred Compensation Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, and participation in the Sheriff's Office Pension Fund


Since taking office, Sheriff Daniel Edwards has stressed that only the best can wear the badge of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffís Office.

For more information on serving as a full-time deputy, part-time deputy, member of the support staff, detective or volunteer reserve, please call the human resources department at 985.902.2063.


  • Physical Test
  • Academic Test
  • Psychological Test
  • P.O.S.T. Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Extensive Background Check

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office provides equal opportunities for employment and employment conditions for all individuals without regard to race, sex, creed, color, age, religion, national origin, or physical impairment.

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Rewarding Opportunities

Rewarding Opportunities - Join TPSO

Patrol Deputy: Starting Salary - $32,250/yr. (includes State Supplemental pay) - POST Certification preferred.

A deputy is responsible for the efficient performance of required duties conforming to the rules, regulations, and general orders of the TangipahoaParish Sheriff's Office. Duties include the following: Identifying criminal offenders and criminal activities, enforcing the law, apprehending offenders, preventive patrolling, traffic control, promoting and preserving the peace.

Corrections Officer: Starting Salary - $26,000 yr. (plus $6,000 State Supplemental pay if P.O.S.T. certified)

A corrections officer works rotating 12-hour shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays. Duties include the following: conducting regular inspections of cell blocks, ensuring the safety and security of inmates, photographing and booking inmates, supervising inmate activities, ensuring inmates maintain sanitary living conditions. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteer Opportunities

Reserve Deputy: Volunteer/Non-Paying Position. All training costs are borne by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.

Reserve Deputies must complete the same training as a deputy, which is 360 hours. This reserve officer has the same duties and responsibilities and authority as a full-time deputy. He/She must comply with all TPSO rules and regulations, must go through annual evaluation, and must go through annual re-certification.

Download Employment Application

You can submit this application by mailing the completed form to:

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office
15475 Club Deluxe Road
Hammond, LA 70403


313 East Oak Street
Amite, LA

Attention: Recruiting Officer

Thank you for your intrest in the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.

PREA Requirements
TPSO Credit and Background Check Authorization Form
TPSO Employment Application
TPSO PREA Authorization Form