Lake Charles –
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 112th Basic Academy by conducting graduation ceremonies today for 29 officers representing 10 agencies in the five-parish area. There were 26 officers who completed 320 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement and 3 officers who completed a refresher course of 90 hours of instruction. All 29 law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.
Nicholas Console, Sulphur Police Department, was selected class president of the 112th Basic Academy.
The Highest Scholastic Average honor was awarded to Sabrina Benoit, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Firearms awards were presented to:
Nicholas Console, first; Sulphur Police Department
Randy Langley, Jr., second; Sulphur Police Department
Caleb Young, third; Lake Charles City Police Department
Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Naquan Senegal, Welsh Police Department.
Officers graduating after completing 320 hours of instruction are as follows:
Louis Johnson, Jermaine Tyler – Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office
Sabrina Benoit, Craig Guillory, Jr., Ana Jones, Amber Kelly, Jesse Morris, Samantha Sanchez, Anthony Williams, Enrico Williams - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Jeremy Cain, Toby Landry – Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office
Monique Pagan – Harbor Police Department
Laura Alcaraz, Kalob Schexnyder, Jody Thibeaux - Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office
Jonathan Hebert– Jennings Police Department
Logan Mills, Caleb Young – Lake Charles Police Department
Nicholas Console, Wilton Harmon, Lauren Langner, Randolph Langley, Jr. – Sulphur Police Department
Justin Brown – Ward 3 Marshal’s Office
Samuel Herndon, Naquan Senegal – Welsh Police Department
Eric LeBoeuf, Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Lindsey Francis, Everett Kratzer, Welsh Police Department graduated after completing 90 hours of refresher courses.
The Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy is located in Lake Charles and provides accredited training, several law enforcement agencies in the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis. It was established in 1974 and is administered by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.