CPSO Training Academy graduates 33 new officers | Crime
New badges were handed out to 33 men and women from across northwest Louisiana who make up the latest graduation class from the Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy.
Academy trainees spend at least 360 hours learning about the law, patrol activities, traffic services, report writing, firearms, first aid, and criminal justice.
The graduation ceremony was held at the Summer Grove Baptist Church. After they took their oath of office, family and friends helped the new officers pin on their badges.
There was one badge pinning which spanned two generations of law enforcement officers. New Caddo Deputy Britton LeBlanc got his badge from his father, Shreveport Police Capt. Tony LeBlanc.
Graduates of this academy class are:
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office - John Anderson, Alan Caroll, Obadiah Covington, Parker Crockett, Matthew Fox, Eric Greene, Earl Hawthorn, John Kay, Robert Lang, Britton LeBlanc, Jessica Mayer, Philip McEntyre, Adrian Rawls, Shawn Reed, Carolyn Speed, Alvin Slay, Jacques White, and William Worden
Red River Sheriff’s Office - Gregory Moore and Troy Murray
Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office - Matthew Sculthorpe
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office - Andre Goodwin
Northwestern State University Police - Brandon Bean, Wesley Harrell, and Craig Vercher
Mansfield Police - Richard Duncan, Demarcus Evans, and Fred Jones
Haughton Police - Tyler Gillis
Sibley Police - Steven Kennon
Ringgold Police - Jeffery McNeil
Greenwood Police - Jeremy Rials
Office of Juvenile Justice - Cornealous McSwain