The Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 104th Basic Academy on Thursday with graduation ceremonies for officers from more than a dozen agencies in the five-parish area. (Rick Hickman / American Press)
Last Modified: Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:55 PM
The Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 104th Basic Academy on Thursday with graduation ceremonies for officers from more than a dozen agencies in the five-parish area.
The graduates completed 320 hours of basic law enforcement instruction and passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing exam, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said.
Jordan Ancelet, Matthew Bean, Shane Broussard, Aaron Cole, Je’re Eaglin, Evelyn Etienne, Michelle Fontenot, Brandon Jean, James Jones, Chris Miller, Cody Onxley, Matthew Pinckard, Justin Sittig, Sidney Theriot and James Verrette, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office; Craig Barker, Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office; Oscar Lopez and Linel Washington, Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office; Cecil Clark, Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office; Jerry Purdue Jr., DeRidder police; Dustin Broussard, Shawn Donahoe and Brett Perrin, Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office; Heath Bertrand and Shelly Roberts, Jennings police; Belinda Sonnier, Lake Charles harbor police; Christopher Baudin and Andrew Malveaux, Lake Charles police; Cody Marler, Merryville police; Alan Eaglin, Travis Guidry and Trevor Meche, Rayne police; Nick Nash and Jody Savoie, Sulphur police; Trevor Foreman, Welsh police; and Tyler McCann, Ward 3 Marshal’s Office.
James Verrette was selected class president. The Highest Scholastic Average honor went to Michelle Fontenot.
Firearms awards were presented to Brandon Jean and Oscar Lopez, first place; Christopher Baudin, second place; and Cecil Clark, third place. The Defensive Tactics Honor went to Christopher Miller.
The training academy, established in 1974, is administered by Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso.