Five young adults, Brandon Conant, Jacori Curry, Patrick Dessources, Journee Parks and DaKesha Wardsworth graduated from the Natchitoches Police Dept. Law Enforcement Explorer program on March 14.
The program offered an opportunity for these participants interested in law enforcement or criminal justice as their career path to experience hands-on learning from law enforcement professionals.
The Natchitoches Police Department partnered with The Boy Scouts of America to start Law Enforcement Explorer Post 440 in June 2017.The law enforcement explorers completed courses in general knowledge of law enforcement, constitutional rights, police communications, investigation and evidence collecting, traffic crashes, DUI, narcotics and introduction to corrections. Explorers complete classroom training in general law enforcement and defensive tactics as well as hands on training in firearm safety at the police department’s range.
Explorer committee members are Cpl. Chris Willis, Sgt. Bobby Beard, Sgt. Kevin Price and Off. Christine Stackhouse. Instructors included Lt. Nikeo Collins, Lt. Ross Desadier, Sgt. Jeff Townson, Corp. Trent Perritt, Officers Emily Heiman and Jeff Linger and communications officer Sybil Holland.
Chief Micky Dove wants to thank all those who helped with the explorer post and to congratulate the graduates.
The next Explorer Post is scheduled to begin this summer. Anyone interested may contact Cpl. Chris Willis at 318-663-0484 or The Natchitoches Police Department at 318-352-8101.