CALCASIEU PARISH REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY
HOLDS GRADUATION FOR 120th BASIC ACADEMY
Lake Charles –
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 120th Basic Academy by conducting graduation ceremonies today for 43 officers representing 14 agencies. These officers completed 496 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement. Forty-one law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers; and two officers completed 140 of refresher training.
Kimberly Curran, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, was selected class president of the 120th Basic Academy.
The Highest Scholastic Average honor was awarded to Cassie Pearson, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Firearms awards were presented to:
Aaron Ardoin, 1st place, Welsh Police Department
Benton Barnett, 2nd place, Sulphur Police Department
Kasey Jinks, 3rd place, Cameron Sheriff’s Office
Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Chelsey Gault, Lake Charles Police Department.
Officers graduating after completing 496 hours of instruction are as follows:
Austin Arnold, Joshua Butter, Kimberly Curran, Keagon Daniel, Brandon Douget, Jason Dufrene, Olivia Ferguson, Layna Gaston, Kilieyn Wing, Jacob Hood, Tyler Houston, Wilson Lemelle, Alex McKnight, Charles Marque, Blake Miller, John Montgomery, Kassie Pearson, Sony Schiro, William Sommers, Jr. - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Blake Hebert, Kasty Jinks – Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office
Dylan Deville, Richard Easley– Coushatta Police Department
Frederick Stewart – Fenton Police Department
Gloria Ramirez – Harbor Police Department
Nicholas Sherman – Iowa City Police Department
Sage Benoit – Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office
Benjamin Matte – Jennings City Police Department
Nicolas Spencer, Coy Guidry (refresher) – Lake Arthur Police Department
Brad Biles, Brandon Spooner – Lake Charles Fire Department
Chelsey Gault, Russell Mixon, III, Robert Rainwater, Hector Rivera, Silas Whalley – Lake Charles Police Department
Carrie O’Quain, Lonis Domingue (refresher) – Rayne Police Department
Benton Barnett, Adam Hanson – Sulphur Police Department
Aaron Ardoin, Justin Olmsted – Welsh Police Department
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.