The Natchitoches Police Department is currently accepting applications for its upcoming Reserve Officer Training Academy. We will accept applications from now through June 21 at 4 p.m. The Academy will begin on July 8 and will last approximately 8 weeks. Classes will be held Monday-Thursday beginning each night at 6 p.m. at the Natchitoches Police Department Training Center. If accepted, cadets in the academy will undergo training in areas such as search and seizure, building clearing, traffic stops, firearms and defensive tactics.
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 Lieutenant Jeff Townson at (318) 357-3852. Applicants must have a high school degree, 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.