Manual – Police Department Policy – New Orleans, LA 2014

OATH OF OFFICE

No person shall be employed by the New Orleans Police Department unless and until he/she files the following written statement with the City (La. R.S. 42:52; La. R.S. 42:53):

“I, (employee name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution and laws of the United States; the constitution and laws of this State and the Charter and Ordinances of this City; and I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as (title), according to the best of my ability and understanding. So help me God.”

A person may be temporarily employed for 15 days. If the above statement is not filed with the clerk of the court by the 15th day, the person must be discharged.

Oath of Office – 35 Adopted: 2013/09/15

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