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Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office to hold Jr Deputy Program this fall

Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 11:05 AM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The chaos of 2020 canceled the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Junior Deputy Program. Now, kids are that much more excited for its comeback this year.

“I want to be a policeman when I grow up,” said participant, Matthew Sonnier.

Another participant, Kayson Rossetter, said he is looking forward to learning more about becoming a policeman.

“Some of my family works for juvenile probation, and my papa was a cop,” Rossetter said.

Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory says the program, for kids 11 to 14 years old, helps to teach them what police work is all about.

“Our Junior Deputy Program has been in existence for a number of years. It just gives us an opportunity to go into the community, interact with our young people. It kind of lets them see the behind the scenes work that we do in law enforcement,” Guillory said.

Registration through the sheriff’s office will continue throughout the first weekend of events.

“They’ll be doing a number of activities. They’ll get to see how our K9s work. They’ll get to see what our crime scene technicians do once they go out on the crime scene. They’ll get to go to the range. There is a wide variety of activities they’ll be exposed to,” Guillory said.

The events start on Saturday, Oct. 9, and continue for the next six Saturdays. They’ll be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

For more information or to preregister your child, call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 936-1746.

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