NPD accepting applications for upcoming Reserve Officer Training Academy

The Natchitoches Police Department is currently accepting applications for its upcoming Reserve Officer Training Academy. We will accept applications from now through August 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

The Academy will begin on August 24, 2020 and will last approximately 9 weeks. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday beginning each night at 6:00 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. Applications can be obtained Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Applicants must have a high school diploma, 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.