LCPD looking to fill seven patrol positions - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LCPD looking to fill seven patrol positions

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Lake Charles Police Department is looking to fill seven positions in the patrol division. From traffic stops to police pursuits, it's a job for people who like a challenge.

"Every day is a new day ... you never know. You can go to from 0 to 60 in a minute," said Lt. Kevin Kirkum.

Kirkum said they're holding a recruitment drive Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center. According to Kirkum, the last time they held a drive, they received more than 100 applications. They hope to have the same turnout this round.

"Lake Charles is growing, and we're about to hit a big boom, and the population is going to increase. We will fill these seven positions, but it would be nice to have a list of people for future positions," Kirkum said.

Qualified candidates must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to pass a background check. They'll also undergo a psychological test. 

"We are looking for the time you show up on Saturday, if you qualify and make it... from the time you show up from the time you wear a blue uniform -- hopefully about six weeks," Kirkum said.

Candidates must also pass a physical agility test, consisting of a half-mile run, sit ups and pushups.

Kirkum said a love of the community and a heart to serve is also necessary.

"What you really have to have is compassion for other people and being able to want to help other people. And do the right thing. It might not always be the popular thing, but do the right thing. If you want to be a part of this community and serve your community -- then I can't think of another job you would rather have," Kirkum said.

But before qualified candidates hit the streets, they'll go through nearly a year's worth of hands-on training in the field.

The recruitment drive is Saturday. People are encouraged to report to the Contraband Room at the Lake Charles Civic Center around 7:15 a.m. and be prepared to perform the physical-agility test.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Parents of Gage Meche suing man they blame for gun being brought to school

    Parents of Gage Meche suing man they blame for gun being brought to school

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:18:02 GMT
    Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)

    Gage Meche has thousands of people rooting for him and a family spokesman says it means a lot.  But attorney Ron Richard says the child's parents want action against the man they believe is responsible, they're suing Michael Lane Dugas.. “They are on a roller coaster of emotions:  anger, sadness, fear, angst and wanting to feel like they're doing something about this matter. 

    More >>

    Gage Meche has thousands of people rooting for him and a family spokesman says it means a lot.  But attorney Ron Richard says the child's parents want action against the man they believe is responsible, they're suing Michael Lane Dugas.. “They are on a roller coaster of emotions:  anger, sadness, fear, angst and wanting to feel like they're doing something about this matter. 

    More >>
  • Lake Charles time capsule opened Friday night

    Lake Charles time capsule opened Friday night

    Friday, May 26 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-05-27 01:45:50 GMT
    (Source: Visit Lake Charles)(Source: Visit Lake Charles)

    A time capsule buried 50 years ago was unearthed at historic Lake Charles City Hall on Friday night. The opening of the 1967 time capsule is part of Downtown at Sundown. The time capsule includes the following items: Centennial edition of the Lake Charles American Press, McNeese State College Log roster of the Newcomer's Club, Centennial Program book, Centennial Parade picture story, Centennial coins and souvenirs Prayer...

    More >>

    A time capsule buried 50 years ago was unearthed at historic Lake Charles City Hall on Friday night. The opening of the 1967 time capsule is part of Downtown at Sundown. The time capsule includes the following items: Centennial edition of the Lake Charles American Press, McNeese State College Log roster of the Newcomer's Club, Centennial Program book, Centennial Parade picture story, Centennial coins and souvenirs Prayer...

    More >>
  • State of housing market in Lake Area

    State of housing market in Lake Area

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:42:28 GMT

    A massive new $200 million housing project planned in Calcasieu Parish was announced Thursday night. The Sugarcane Townes will be located near Iowa, and the development will bring in 600 new homes.

    Sharel Hebert, a realtor at Century 21 in Lake Charles, said the planned housing development is a much-needed addition to the housing market in Calcasieu Parish.

    More >>

    A massive new $200 million housing project planned in Calcasieu Parish was announced Thursday night. The Sugarcane Townes will be located near Iowa, and the development will bring in 600 new homes.

    Sharel Hebert, a realtor at Century 21 in Lake Charles, said the planned housing development is a much-needed addition to the housing market in Calcasieu Parish.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly