Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Pleasant completed the 83rd training session of the Alexandria Regional Police Academy in Alexandria on Thursday afternoon November 15, 2018 according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.
Graduation exercises were held at the Alexandria City Hall.
Academy Keynote Speaker was Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy.
Class participants attended 17 weeks of training totaling over 600 hours in areas of law, patrol activities, vehicle stops, firearms, report writing, narcotics, DWI enforcement, defensive driving, physical training, defensive tactics, ethics, first aid, chemical weapons, etc.
19 law enforcement officers from Alexandria Police Department, Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office, LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ball Police Department, Pineville Police Department, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office and Camp Beauregard completed the academy.
Deputy Pleasant 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, Sgt. Sammy Ragan, Administrative Assistant Sandra Moreau, Deputy Stuart Wright, family and friends attended the graduation services welcoming Deputy Pleasant to the NPSO team.
Congratulations to Deputy Pleasant.
Deputy Pleasant worked at the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center as a corrections officer prior to attending the academy.
We thank Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy, Chief of Police Jerrod King and the entire APD Regional Police Academy Staff for their integrity and professionalism during the academy session.