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NLCJA begins training new recruits

Photo by Deputy Josh Cagle, Bossier Sheriff’s Office | Recruits run to building after being commanded to “fall out”.

The North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy in Plain Dealing began the next Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) class for 25 law enforcement officers today.

SheriffLogoThe police academy, hosted by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, has recruits from 11 law enforcement agencies in north Louisiana in NLCJA Class 012. These recruits will train for 12 weeks to certify them as law enforcement officers. Of the 25, two will be attending the academy for the refresher training.  The training will include officer survival skills, academics, weapons qualifications, physical fitness, chemical weapons and a wide-range of law enforcement training.  The academy features a driving and shooting simulator, 30-station firing range, a defense tactics training facility, tiered classrooms with state-of-the-art technology and a five-story rappelling tower.

“This is our 12th P.O.S.T. class since we began our academy in 2009, and the training we provide is of the highest caliber in order to effectively prepare these men and women to be law enforcement officers,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.

The 25 recruits for NLCJA Class 012 are from:

Arcadia Police Department

Bossier City Police Department

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office

Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office

LSU Health Police Department

Minden Police Department

Oil City Police Department

Plain Dealing Police Department

Union Parish Sheriff’s Office

Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office

Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office

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