Lake Charles –
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a 6 week Community/Law Enforcement Partnership Academy for any member of the community that is 18 or older that are interested in learning about the role of law enforcement in our community. Academy participants will receive lectures and hands-on training from CPSO deputies, the Lake Charles Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office on topics such as criminal investigations, domestic violence, civil rights, gang violence, use of force, as well as, several other topics in law enforcement (there will be no written exams or tests). According to Sheriff Tony Mancuso the purpose of this academy is to improve police and community relations and enhance the ability to address issues within our community, as well as, further the community’s role as a leader in crime reduction.
Applications for the Community/Law Enforcement Partnership Academy can be picked up at any CPSO Law Enforcement Center throughout the parish. Applicants must be able to pass a background check to participate. Seating is limited and applications must be turned in no later than Friday, November 11. All sessions will take place on consecutive Tuesday nights from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with the first session being held Tuesday, November 15, at the CPSO Training Academy located at 3958 Mallard Cove Dr. in Lake Charles.
For more information contact Lt. James Steward at 491-3626 or 263-4360.