Calcasieu Parish Law Enforcement Training Academy Hosts 127th Academy Graduation

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – The Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 127th basic academy with graduation ceremonies today for 41 officers representing 18 agencies in the Five Parish area, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said.

Thirty-eight officers completed 514 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement. Two officers completed 140 hours of refresher courses and one officer completed 220 hours of transition courses.

These law enforcement officers have passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as entry-level peace officers.

Brandon Anderson, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, was selected class president of the 127th Basic Academy.

The honor for highest grade point average went to Triston Myers, Probation and parole.

Gun awards were given to:

Austin Pierrotti, first; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Dillan Santos second; McNeese Police Department

Steven Davis, third; Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office

The defensive tactics honor went to Garrett Kelly, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Physical training was introduced to Brandon Anderson, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Officers graduating after completing 514 hours of instruction are:

Steven Davis, Kyle Gill, Caitlyn Reed– Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office

Brandon Anderson, Gabriel Aucoin, Caden Barrow, Quindon Barry, Joshua Campbell, Chassie Huval, Garrett Kelly, Jessica Nichols, Reagan Nordan, Natalie Norwood, Callie Nunez, Austin Pierrotti, Shakevia Smith, Timothy Trosclair, Francis Turner, Denin Wilcox – Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Brandon Clark, Bryce Cooper, Darrell Guillory– Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Department

Joshua Cormier – Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office

Emilie LeBlanc – Jennings Police Department

Taylor Jackson– Kinder Police Department

Gay Freedom – Lake Charles Harbor Police Department

Justin Bibby – Lake Charles Juvenile Justice Office

Mikah Jones, Lil Paul Williams- Lake Charles Police Department

Dillan Santos– McNeese Police Department

Caleb La Borde, Juanita Stanley – Oakdale Police Department

Triston Myers – Probation and parole

Tiffany Lanthier, Colby Wiersema – Sulfur Police Department

Melynda Carpenter – Vinton Police Department

Kerry Derouen – Welsh Police Department

Bayleigh Taylor– Westlake Police Department

James Witherington, Reeves Police Departmentand Patricia Patrick, Vinton Police Department, graduate after completing 140 hours of refresher courses. Camryn BullockAllen Parish Sheriff’s Officegraduated after completing 220 hours of transition courses.

Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy is located in Lake Charles. It was established in 1974 and is administered by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

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