Lake Charles –
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 118th Basic Academy by conducting graduation ceremonies today for 34 officers representing 12 agencies in the five-parish area. There were 32 officers who completed 456 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement, 1 officer who completed a transition course of 249 hours of instruction, and 1 officer who completed a refresher course of 140 hours. All 34 law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.
Tammy Moore, Elizabeth Police Department, was selected class president of the 117th Basic Academy.
The Highest Scholastic Average honor was awarded to Anthony Sansone, Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Firearms awards were presented to:
Collin Kleckley, first; Lake Charles Police Department
Kristopher Shaw, second; McNeese Police Department
Dustin Doyle, third; Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office
Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Collin Kleckley, Lake Charles Police Department
Officers graduating after completing 456 hours of instruction are as follows:
Dustin Doyle – Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office
Jacob Dolby, Trey James, Evan Perkins, Anthony Sansone – Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office
Noah Aultman, Josh Deville, Garrett Douglas, Austin Fontenot, Tanner Habetz, Cameron Hicks, Bradley Lamar, Bradley Laningham, Dempsey Lavergne, Logan Leger, Devetrick McClain, Aaron Miller, Robert Nordan, IV, Britt Poindexter, Andrew Westlake, Jacob Williams - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Kaleigh Parker - Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office
Dalton Doyle– DeRidder Police Department
Tammy Moore – Elizabeth Police Department
Leric Istre – Elton Police Department
Erin LaPoint – Jennings Police Department
Houston Boyt, Bret Dommert, Collin Kleckley – Lake Charles Police Department
Kristopher Shaw – McNeese Police Department
Corey Clophus – Ward 3 Marshal’s Office
Robert Cole – Westlake Police Department
Jason Witham, McNeese Police Department, graduated after completing 249 hours of transition courses and Ronald January, Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office, graduated after completing 140 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.