Photo Gallery | 1st day of Bossier Sheriff's Police Academy
Twenty-seven recruits with Class 009 of the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy began their Peace Officers Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) academy on Friday, February 15.
The recruits represent 14 law enforcement agencies from across north Louisiana and will train for the next 12 weeks to certify them as law enforcement officers. The training, provided by the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, will include physical fitness, weapons qualifications, academic testing, officer survival skills, chemical weapons and a wide-range of law enforcement curriculum and training. The academy features a driving and shooting simulator, 30-station firing range, a defense tactics training facility, tiered classrooms with state-of-the-art technology and a five-story rappelling tower.
The 27 recruits for NLCJA Class 009 are from: Bastrop Police Department, Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier City Police Department, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Grambling University Police Department, Haughton Police Department, Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office, Richwood Police Department, Ruston Police Department, Springhill Police Department, Union Parish Sheriff’s Office,
Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the West Carroll Sheriff’s Office.
This is the ninth POST Basic Academy for NLCJA; the first class graduated in May 2009. Nine law enforcement officers will part of the academy training as a refresher course.