Lake Charles –
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 122nd Basic Academy by conducting graduation ceremonies today for 45 officers representing 16 agencies in the area. These officers completed 510 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement. All 45 law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.
Brennan Bernard, Lake Charles City Police Department, was selected class president of the 122nd Basic Academy.
The Highest Scholastic Average honor was awarded to Cody Wellsted, Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Firearms awards were presented to:
Paul Torres, first; Lake Charles City Police Department
Jacob Reeves, second; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Dale Strauser, third; Simpson Police Department
Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Tye Taylor, Jr., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Officers graduating after completing 510 hours of instruction are as follows:
Lindsey Miller, Damion Pender – Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office
Chelsea Abshire, Dylan Copper, Erica Demarest, Gary Fontenot, John Hays, Brandon Holmes, Alex Jones, Dylan Lisotta, Bailey Lognion, Hunter Matte, Kaleb Matte, Payton Monticello, Jean Luc Montou, Nathan Oakman, Taylor Plaisance, Jacob Reeves, Michael Savant, Mason Simien, Tye Taylor, Jr. - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Stacy Morgan, Tiffanie Raymond, Cody Wellsted – Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Department
Cody Thomas – Coushatta Police Department
Kenetta Ross – DeRidder Police Department
Brandon Guillory – Iowa Police Department
Sarah Fox – Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office
Cyanna Banks, Brennan Bernat, Angelique Castille, Paul Torres– Lake Charles City Police Department
Gerald Fraiser – Lake Charles Harbor Police
Matthew DeLeon – Oakdale Police Department
Jared Miller, Trevor Pellerin – Rayne Police Department
Dale Strauser – Simpson Police Department
Brant Landry, Dianna Williams – Sulphur Police Department
Jacob Durett, Daniel Rowe– Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office
Chris James – Welsh Police Department
Dustin Williams – Westlake Police Department
Scott Guillory and Robert Harbour, Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office, graduated after completing 80 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.