The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy graduated 6 cadets from its first Peace Officer Standards and Training Level 2 Certification for Basic Correctional Peace Officer Academy. The level 2 POST curriculum is designed for peace officers whose duties are the care, custody, and control of inmates. The level II course was conducted for the first time at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Academy under director, Captain Brian P. Charpentier. Over the course of 7 weeks, cadets completed the 280+ hours of training including POST firearm certification. The cadets then successfully passed the POST exam allowing them to graduate with the new certifications. Graduation certificates and awards were presented to Session 1 of the POST Basic Correctional Peace Officer Academy in November.
Deputy Maverick Collie received the Top Gun Award for the highest average score in firearm performance. Morgan City Police Officer Phillip Durall, Jr. received the Top Athlete Award for the highest average score in athletic performance. Morgan City Police Officer Bonnie Duval was presented with the John Kahl Sr. Award of Excellence. This award is presented to the law enforcement officer who achieves the highest academic average.
In the picture from left to right are Academy Director Captain Brian P. Charpentier,Morgan City Police Officer Phillip Durall, Jr., Sheriff’s Deputies Maverick Collie, Samantha Poleder, James Blanchard, and Corey Cudd, Morgan City Police Officer Bonnie Duval, Academy InstructorLieutenant Dustin Crabtree and Assistant Academy DirectorCaptain Joe Clements
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy prepares cadets to meet the challenges facing today’s law enforcement officers by teaching and training to high standards of professionalism.
For more information on POST, including levels of training, visit the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice website at http://www.lcle.la.gov/programs/post.asp. http://www.lcle.la.gov/programs/post.asp