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Interested in employment with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office?

DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office has a multiple step hiring process.  Throughout this process, applicants will be screened with a reading and comprehension test, physical fitness assessment, background check, and interview.

For more information regarding our process and to obtain a copy of our hiring packet,

Please pre-register for this testing by completing the above hiring packet and submitting it at our main office, located at 205 Franklin Street, Mansfield, LA 71052 during normal business hours (M-F / 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays).  

Although all are welcome to apply for any position, it is worth noting that on this testing date we will be seeking to fill positions in Patrol only.  


  • Employment Evaluations are held twice per year, tentatively in March and September. 
  • Upon arrival, applicants are expected to take a written test consisting of reading, comprehension, and vocabulary. 
  • Immediately following this test there will be a Physical Assessment (or Physical Fitness Test) for ONLY those applying into Corrections and Patrol. 
  • All testing will be held at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Training Facility, in Grand Cane, Louisiana.

DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Training Facility
120 Sprocket Lane, Grand Cane, LA  71032

Directions to Training Center:

From Interstate 20 in Shreveport, LA

  1. Take LA-3132 E to Walker Rd
  2. Take exit 3 from LA-3132 E
  3. Head west on I-20 W toward Exit 11
  4. Take exit 11 to merge onto I-220 W/Inner Loop Expy
  5. Continue onto LA-3132 E/Inner Loop Expy
  6. Take exit 3 to merge onto Walker Rd
  7. Continue on Walker Rd to US-171 S/Mansfield Rd
  8. Merge onto Walker Rd
  9. Turn left onto Colquitt Rd
  10. Take the 1st right to stay on Colquitt Rd
  11. Turn right onto US-171 S/Mansfield Rd
  12. Continue to follow US-171 S
  13. Continue on Liberty Ln to your destination
  14. Turn left onto Liberty Ln
  15. Turn right onto Sprocket Lane
  16. Turn right to End at the Training Center

From Interstate 49 South of Mansfield

  1. Follow I-49 N to US-84 W/Hwy 84 W in DeSoto Parish.
  2. Take exit 172 from I-49 N toward Mansfield
  3. Turn left onto US-84 W/Hwy 84 W
  4. Continue onto Polk St
  5. Turn right onto US-171 N
  6. Turn right onto Liberty Ln
  7. Turn right onto Sprocket Lane
  8. Turn right to End at the Training Center


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