Lake Charles –
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 123rd Basic Academy with 40 officers representing 12 agencies in the area. These officers completed 496 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement. All 40 law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers. Due to COVID-19 the graduating officers were unable to have a traditional graduation; but on May 12 they had a small ceremony at the Calcasieu Parish Regional Training Academy.
Robert Montie, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, was selected class president of the 123rd Basic Academy.
The Highest Scholastic Average honor was awarded to Troy Tyson, Lake Charles Police Department.
Firearms awards were presented to:
Tyler LaCaze, first; Allen Parish Sheirff’s Office
Robert Montie, second; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Michael Hamorski, third; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Nicholas Dufrene, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Officers graduating after completing 496 hours of instruction are as follows:
Tyler LaCaze – Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office
Cindy Brister – Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office
William Black, Anthony Boswell, Michael Boudreaux, Cheree Chapman, Zachary Cooper, Alexander Day, Nicholas Dufrene, Joshua Gilmore, Kristian Hagerich, Michael Hamorski, Jennifer Hoffpauir, Caleb Jones, Casey Laurents, Robert Montie, David Reed, Richard Ruot, Omri Wilcox, Alanna Williams - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Janetta LaLande, Christopher Spicer, Brennen Theriot – Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Department
Lawrence Jones, Raygan O’Quinn, Seth Whetstine – Coushatta Police Department
Billy Allen – DeQuincy Police Department
Tanner Richert, Tannier Touchet – Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office
Kenda Davis, Raymond Ford, Martin Johnson, Ted Oliver, Troy Tyson – Lake Charles City Police Department
Brent Quebodeaux – Lake Charles Harbor Police
Russell Bailey– Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office
Eric Murillo, Mary Williams – Ward 3 Marshal’s Office
Harley Cahill – Westlake Police Department
Anastacio Perez, Westlake Police Department, graduated after completing numerous 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.