NPD accepting applications for upcoming Reserve Officer Training Academy


The Natchitoches Police Department is currently accepting applications for its upcoming Reserve Officer Training Academy. The upcoming Reserve Officer Training Academy will start on July 9 and will last approximately 8 weeks. Classes will be held Monday-Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Natchitoches Police Department Training Center.

Cadets in the Academy will undergo training in search and seizure, building clearing, traffic stops, firearms and defensive tactics for example.

If you are interested in applying you can pick up an application at The Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division located at 416 Shady Lane or contact Reserve Commander Sergeant Jeff Townson at (318) 357-3852. Applicants must have a high school degree or equivalent, be at least 18 years of age and pass a background check. This is a great opportunity for citizens to serve their community in a positive manner.