Law Enforcement Training Academy hosts graduation ceremonies

By Special to the American Press

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.

The graduates:

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.