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§5536.  Deputy sheriffs; qualifications for employment

A.  All the applicants for the office of deputy sheriff except auxiliary and reserve deputy sheriffs, process servers, deputized unpaid volunteer litter-watch agents, bailiffs, and keepers of property shall meet the following qualifications:

(1)  Have attained the age of eighteen.

(2)  Have graduated from an accredited high school, or possess a high school equivalency diploma recognized in the state of Louisiana, and complete within one year after employment at least four weeks or one hundred sixty hours training at an accredited law enforcement school.

(3)  Qualify for life and liability insurance in the amounts required by the Louisiana Sheriffs Association.

(4)  Repealed by Acts 1993, No. 313, §2.

B.  The educational requirements set forth in Paragraph (A)(2) of this Section and physical requirements set in Subsection A, Paragraph (4)1 hereof, shall not apply to resident deputies employed at schools and railroad crossings, jailers, deputized unpaid volunteer litter-watch agents, bailiffs, and radio operators.

C.  The maximum age limitation shall not apply to jailers, bailiffs and resident deputies employed at schools.

D.  None of the provisions contained in this Section shall apply to deputies commissioned prior to July 31, 1974, nor shall any of the provisions of this Section apply to any deputy who on July 31, 1974, at noon, has a commission or who subsequently acquires a commission under the provisions of this Act, and who is recommissioned as a deputy.

E.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section, the sheriff of St. Martin Parish is hereby authorized to employ and commission as deputies for that portion of Ward One of St. Martin Parish which was formerly designated as Ward Six, persons who reside outside of St. Martin Parish.

Added by Acts 1974, No. 658, §3.  Amended by Acts 1975, No. 405, §1; Acts 1977, No. 454, §1; Acts 1981, No. 937, §1; Acts 1990, No. 887, §1; Acts 1990, No. 970, §1; Acts 1993, No. 313, §2; Acts 1993, No. 574, §1; Acts 1999, No. 106, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1432.1 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

1Repealed by Acts 1993, No. 313, §2.

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