North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy graduates 21 officers

1987

Twenty-one recruits from six agencies became certified P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) law enforcement officers today during the graduation of Class 013 from the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy.

Photo by Allen Smith, Bossier Sheriff’s Office | Criminal Justice Academy Class 013 group photo.
Photo by Allen Smith, Bossier Sheriff’s Office | Criminal Justice Academy Class 013 group photo.

The guest speaker was Hon. Michael Craig, 26th Judicial District Court Judge, who highlighted to these new law enforcement officers the importance of justice, honor, duty and faith as they embark on their careers.  “You’ve been trained well, you’ve studied hard, and you’ve earned the achievement that you have reached today,” said Judge Craig.

Courtesy Photo | Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington congratulates Deputy Kevin Pease, Bossier Sheriff’s Office, after receiving the Physical Fitness Award.
Courtesy Photo | Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington congratulates Deputy Kevin Pease, Bossier Sheriff’s Office, after receiving the Physical Fitness Award.

The academy is hosted by Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and 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 James Lonadier of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office.  The Academic Award winner was Deputy Michael Davis of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, and Deputy Kevin Pease of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office received the Physical Fitness Award.

The graduating class of NLCJA Class 013 is:

Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office
John Poda
Trevor Ryder

Bossier City Police Department
John Easterling
Charles Reynolds
Daryl Thomas
Hunter Timms

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office
Michael Davis
Jack Dysart
Lauren Flake
John Fondren
Tracy Gamble
Revis Gay
James Lonadier
Eugene Mika
Kevin Pease
Lavaro Ramey
Christopher Slopak
Justin Waterman

Dixie Inn Police Department
Robert Davis

Haynesville Police Department
Trent Crook

Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office
Donald Myers

North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy held its first graduation in 2009, and more than 290 recruits have been trained to become POST-certified law enforcement officers over the past five years.