CPSO Training Academy holds 108th graduation - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

CPSO Training Academy holds 108th graduation

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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

Twenty-four cadets were recognized as graduates of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in a Thursday ceremony.

Cadets who completed the 108th Basic Training Academy included 22 officers who completed 320 credit hours in basic law enforcement and 2 officers taking 90 credit hours in refresher courses.

All 24 cadets passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.

According to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the following honors were bestowed during the ceremony:

Class president: Joseph Steele, Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office.

Highest Scholastic Average: Kristopher Pruett, DeRidder Police Department.

Firearms award, first place: Hollan Dyer, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Firearms award, second place: Joshua Bienvenu, Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office.

Firearms award, third place: Joseph Steele, Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office.

Defensive Tactics: Brian Haley, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

 

Other graduating officers included the following:

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office: Kenneth Bacque, III, Allen Cormier Jr., Andrew Dixson, Jessica Myers, Elliot Phillips, Jeremy Picard, Michael Reeher, Cayman Schaefer, Wesley Smith and Derrius Washington.

Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office: David Conner and Larry Mackey.

Coushatta Police Department: Georgia John, Ikeesha Reynolds, Bryan Stephens and Richard Wiseman, Jr.

Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office: Marshall Trahan.

Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office: James Barrett.

Office of Juvenile Justice: Joshua Broussard.

The Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy is located in Lake Charles and provides accredited training, several law enforcement agencies in the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis. 

It was established in 1974 and is administered by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

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