Last week, five Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Reserve Deputies completed the 1st NPSO Reserve Academy, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
During the eight week academy session, the cadets were trained in first aid, criminal law, defensive tactics, firearms, narcotics identification, report writing, traffic and other law enforcement topics according to NPSO Asst. Training Coordinator Sgt. Matthew Robertson.
Sheriff Stuart Wright addressed the academy graduates surrounded by family and friends during a ceremony held in the courtroom of the Natchitoches Parish Courthouse.
Clerk of Court David Stamey administered the Oath of Office.
Academy graduates were: Travis Brossette, John David May, Calvin LaCour, Carl Willis and Joey Jones.
The NPSO Reserve Deputy Unit is a voluntary divison 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 concepts of promoting citizen involvement in law enforcement and to protect the integrity and professionalism of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Cpt. Jesse Taitano handed out certificates of completion to academy graduates.
Sheriff Wright also expressed his appreciation and thanks to the academy instructors, all of which are NPSO Deputies, for their dedication and time instructing the class in proper law enforcement procedures and techniques.
Congratulations to each of you!