Salary and Benefits



 Police Officer entry salaries commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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Officers employed with the LSU Police Department participate in the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS). Officers will participate in the Hazardous Duty Plan which has an accrual rate of 3 1/3% per year of service. Example; 99.9% of regular salary with 30 years of service. More information can be found on the LASERS website:

Officers can choose from several health insurance plans, including life insurance, dental and vision plans. Visit LSU Human Resources Office for further information on insurance.

Officers receive a yearly clothing allowance.

After one year of employment officers can participate in the Tuition Exemption Program.

Officers may receive up to 6 hours per semester tuition free.

All equipment is provided by the department.