Lake Charles –
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 121st Basic Academy by conducting graduation ceremonies today for 55 officers representing 17 agencies in the five-parish area. These officers completed 509 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement. All 55 law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.
Tanner Atwell, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, was selected class president of the 121st Basic Academy.
The Highest Scholastic Average honor was awarded to Tanner Atwell, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Firearms awards were presented to:
Michael Courville, first; Lake Charles City Police Department
Recia Lopez, second; DeRidder Police Department
Tanner Atwell, third; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Eric Gruspier, Lake Charles City Police Department
Officers graduating after completing 509 hours of instruction are as follows:
Thomas Beaver, Quincy Buckley, Valerie Franks, Dustin Haller, Camille Rodriguez – Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office
Eric Adams, Tanner Atwell, Daulton Boston, Kent Castille, Clint Cormier, Matthew Cormier, Jacob Guidry, Katilynn Kirkwood, Gregory Marshall, Matthew Nunez, Tommy Paul, Derek Racca, David Ritchie, Randy Schlesinger, Wendel Spillars, Brent Tradewell, Jake Verrette, David Williams - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Tylyn Landry, Hunter Manuel, Kara Wigley– Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Department
Jeremy Gatlin – DeQuincy Police Department
Recia Lopez – DeRidder Police Department
Keelan Poullard – Iowa Police Department
Lakyn Taber, Juan Yanez – Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office
Dakota Cary, Erika Stevens, Cameron Williams – Jennings Police Department
Joseph Marcantel – Lake Arthur Police Department
Keithen Breaux, Kena Clymer, Michael Courville, Wyatt Davis, Russell Dennis, Jaylen Goodly, Eric Gruspier, Mildred Joseph, Kelvin Kirkwood, Steven McDaniel, Osvaldo Santiago, Peavey Santiago, Thadius Schecher – Lake Charles City Police Department
Jaclyn Lobbs – Lake Charles Office of Juvenile Justice
Stephanie Bryant – McNeese Police Department
Mariano Arvelo – Merryville Police Department
Teia Hampton – Oakdale Police Department
Ronnie Guillory – Sulphur Police Department
Nikkie Henry – Ward 3 Marshal’s Office
William Ryder – Westlake 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.