Lake Charles –
According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 130th Basic Academy by conducting graduation ceremonies today for 35 officers representing 15 agencies in the five-parish area. Thirty-two officers completed 519 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement. Three officers completed 140 hours of refresher courses. These law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.
Colton Gilbert, Oakdale Police Department, was selected class president of the 130th Basic Academy.
The Highest Scholastic Average honor was awarded to Katlyn Dugan, Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Firearms awards were presented to:
Luke Walker, first; Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office
Noah Veronie, second; Lake Charles Police Department
Zachary Meche, third; Lake Charles Police Department
Defensive Tactics Honor was presented to Alex Williams, Lake Charles Police Department
Physical Training was presented to William Rogers, Lake Charles Police Department
Officers graduating after completing 519 hours of instruction are as follows:
Brianna Hargrove, Luke Walker– Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office
Katlyn Dugan– Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office
Joshua Alfred, Jerika Bradley, Dallas Coffelt, Ethan Hext, Seokyoung Jang, Katherine Lafauci, Patrick Mouton, Alex Myers, Alexis Trahan, Evan Watson, Joshua Glover - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Patrick Jacobs– Coushatta Tribal Police Department
Keith Doyle, Joshua Blanchard– DeQuincy Police Department
Corey Henry– Iowa Police Department
Robert Guillory– Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office
Brian Cormier, Britani Young – Jennings Police Department
Alex Holman– Lake Charles Harbor Police
Zachary Meche, William Rogers, Noah Veronie, Alex Williams – Lake Charles Police Department
Casey McGlothlin – Merryville Police Department
Colton Gilbert – Oakdale Police Department
Marcus Daniels, Lauren Jenkins – Office of Juvenile Justice
Mason Jeane – Rosepine Police Department
Marylyn Lejeune – Ward 3 Marshal’s Office
Trevor Duncan, Russell Lambert, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Denell Griffin, Coushatta Tribal Police Department, graduated after completing 140 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.