15 graduate North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy


Fifteen recruits from four agencies became certified P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) law enforcement officers during the graduation of Class 011 from North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy May 23.

The guest speaker was LA State Representative Jeff Thompson.   The academy is hosted by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and teaches officer survival skills, legal issues, weapons qualifications, physical fitness, chemical weapons and more.

The honor graduate award and firearms proficiency award winner was Deputy Jared Vicento of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office.  Deputy Blake Smith with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office received the academic award, while Deputy Stephen George Davenport with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office received the physical fitness award.

The graduating class of NLCJA Class 011 is:

  • Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office — Tamika T. Bell, Roger S. Bond, Tanya D. Boughton, Stephen George A. Davenport, Colton K. Davis, Jeremy K. Roberts, Michael K. Skinner, Blake P. Smith, Jared H. Vicento, Byron M. Wells, Roderick L. White
  • Office of Juvenile Justice, Shreveport — Shawn S. Hotard, Shelby R. Mills
  • Minden Police Department — Jesse C. Cutrer
  • Springhill Police Department — Clifford W. Causey