Lake Charles –
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 126th Basic Academy by conducting graduation ceremonies today for 40 officers representing 15 agencies in the five-parish area. Thirty-six officers completed 505 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement. Three officers completed 140 hours of refresher courses and one officer completed 220 hours of transition courses. All 40 law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.
Trevor Legg, Lake Charles Police Department, was selected class president of the 126th Basic Academy.
The Highest Scholastic Average honor was awarded to Ashlyn Lonidier, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Firearms awards were presented to:
Alec Blatcher, first; Sulphur Police Department
Paul Miller, Jr., second; Lake Charles Police Department
Adam Richard, third; Lake Charles Police Department
Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Carson Walker, Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Department
Physical Training was presented to Tyler Kibodeaux, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Officers graduating after completing 505 hours of instruction are as follows:
Maria Avila, Adam Chambers, Jr., Tanya Savell, Krista West – Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office
Spencer Biven, Meghan Boudreaux, Kimberly Cutrera, Patrick Hawley, Brandon Kelly, Tyler Kibodeaux, Aaron Laurents, Ashlyn Lonidier - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Collin Cloud, Carson Walker– Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Department
Anthony Figueroa, Rusty Goss – Coushatta Tribal Police Department
Douglas Bennett, Benjamin Busby, Robert Evans – DeRidder Police Department
Chief Bruce Lemelle – Elton Police Department
Charles Duhon – Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office
Christian Arabie, George Braneff, Hegemann Carter, Jr., Kelly Evans, Trevor Legg, Paul Miller, Jr., Adam Richard– Lake Charles Police Department
Jesica Thompson – Oakdale Police Department
Justin Bibby – Lake Charles Office of Juvenile Justice
Nicole Kearns, Warren Price, Crystal Snell – Probation & Parole
Abigale Barks, Alec Blatcher – Sulphur Police Department
Whitlea Cormier – Welsh Police Department
Jimmy Holmes, Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jerry Childress, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Rocky Rhodes, Ward 3 Marshal’s Office, graduated after completing 140 hours of refresher courses. Lucas Parker, Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office, graduated after completing 220 hours of transition 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.