Eight Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Reserve Deputies graduated from the Natchitoches Police Reserve Academy Sept. 5.
During the eight week academy session, the cadets were trained in criminal law, defensive tactics, firearms, narcotics identification, report writing, traffic and other law enforcement topics.
Asst. Chief of Police Harmon Winters, Lt. Jeff Townsend, and Sheriff Victor Jones spoke to the class cadets. Coushatta Chief of Police Kevin Stafford was also in attendance.
Clerk of Court David Stamey administered the Oath of Office.
Academy graduates: Officer LaShea Charleville-NPD, Officer Clayton Lewis-NPD, Officer Joshua Johnson-NPD, Officer Allen Holmes-NPD, Officer Austin Cunningham-NPD, Deputy John Rivoire-NPSO Reserve, Deputy Jeffrey Goff-NPSO Reserve, Deputy Jason Slaughter-NPSO Reserve, and Deputy Joshua Lloyd-NPSO Reserve, Deputy Joe Hines-NPSO Reserve, Deputy Angela Mitchell-NPSO Reserve, Deputy James Rambin-NPSO Reserve, Deputy Russell Seaman-NPSO Reserve and Officer Mario Pennington with Coushatta Police Department.
Sheriff Victor Jones and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office welcomes the graduates of the NPD Reserve Academy.
The NPSO Reserve Deputy Unit is a voluntary division of the Sheriff’s Office which is tasked with supplementing the patrol division, school activities, festivals, traffic details, natural disasters and other calls for service. The reserve deputy unit is based on very simple concepts, “promote citizen involvement in law enforcement, protect the integrity and professionalism of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Jones expressed his appreciation and thanks to the academy instructors for their dedication and time instructing the class in proper law enforcement procedures and techniques.