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.
The 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