Departmental Records Clerk I Applicant

Lafayette Police Department

The Lafayette Police Department staffs a Records Section that is equipped with the latest technology. Applicants seeking employment must be able to exercise discretion, on and off duty, in handling of confidential and personal information obtained in performance of job duties. They must have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with public officials, other employees, and the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Departmental Records Clerk’s duties include:

  • Central Repository for all Lafayette Police Department and Metro records and reports
  • Indexing, maintaining and retrieving various reports and records necessary for the efficient functioning of the Department
  • Providing reports and information to the public
  • Compliance with the requirements of local, state and national security and privacy guidelines
  • Computer entry


Departmental Records Clerks are provided with uniforms.

Vacation is earned at the following rate:

  • 6 months, but less than 5 years=96 hours
  • 5 years, but lest than 10 years=120 hours
  • 10 years, but lest than 15 years=144 hours
  • 15 years, but less than 20 years=168 hours
  • 20 years and over=192 hours
  • The initial earning of leave and future increases will begin on the first day of the first pay period after completion of 6 months of continuous service and thereafter, the applicable continuous service anniversary date.

Currently, the annual salary for an entry-level Departmental Records Clerk is $20,400.00 per annum. Employees are paid biweekly, working an 80-hour pay period.

Sick Leave
Employee is able to accrue sick leave.

Health Insurance
A health insurance plan is extended to the employee.

Deferred Compensation
The Lafayette Consolidated Government also offers an employee the opportunity to become a member of Nationwide Retirement Solutions, which is an optional retirement benefit program. This is a deferred compensation program (pretax dollars plan) that allows employees to make contributions to the plan. These contributions are not taxed until withdrawn.

The Lafayette Consolidated Government recognizes 10 holidays per year. These holidays are listed below:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Mardi Gras Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Acadian Day
  • Christmas Day


Life Insurance
The Lafayette Consolidated Government provides life insurance for the employee. The amount of the insurance is calculated by multiplying the annual salary by two.

Employees with the Lafayette Police Department belong to the Municipal Police Employees Retirement System. The retirements are as follows: 20yrs----66 2/3% at age 50, 25yrs----83 1/3% at any age, and 30yrs----99.9% at any age.

Basic requirements:

  • 18 years old or over.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • Must present certificate verifying at least two computer/word processing classes (high school, vocational school, technical school or college)
  • Score 75% or higher o the Civil Service test.
  • No criminal history
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Each accepted applicant will go through a screening process consisting of the following:
    • Submit a complete application
    • Preliminary polygraph interview
    • Polygraph examination
    • Background investigation
    • Oral interview
    • Medical examination