Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Charles Dranguet and Silas Axsom along with Natchitoches Police Officer ReCarrus O’Neal completed the 80th training session of the Alexandria Regional Police Academy in Alexandria on Thursday afternoon May 18, 2017 according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.
Graduation exercises were held at the Alexandria City Hall.
Academy Keynote Speaker was Morton Bustard, Author and International Evangelist.
NPSO Deputy Charles Dranguet was awarded the “David Ezernack Memorial Firearms Award” for best overall shooting performance.
Class participants attended 14 weeks of training totaling over 500 hours in areas of law, patrol activities, vehicle stops, firearms, report writing, narcotics, DWI enforcement, physical training, taser, defensive tactics, etchics, first aid, chemical weapons, etc.
Deputies Dranguet and Axsom will return to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office for additional in-house training in policy and procedure, report writing, National Incident
Command Systems, communications training and assigned to a Field Training Officer before they are released to patrol and other duties in Natchitoches Parish.
Sheriff Victor Jones, Chief Doug Rachal, Captain Tony Moran, Asst. Chief of Youth Services Siggie Silvie, Chief of Communications Services Merry Byers, Deputy Paige Martin, family and friends attended the graduation services and welcomed the new deputies to the NPSO team.
Officer ReCarrus O’Neal of Natchitoches Police Department also graduated the academy.
Congratulations to Deputy Dranguet, Deputy Axsom and Officer O’Neal. We thank you for your service to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches Police Department and community.