Four Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Reserve Deputies, two Natchitoches Police Reserve Officers and two Coushatta Police Reserve Officers graduated from the Natchitoches Police Department Reserve Academy on December 16, 2021.
The graduation services were held at 6:00pm, on Thursday evening at the Natchitoches City Council Office on 2nd Second in Natchitoches.
During the eight week academy session, the reserve academy cadets were trained in criminal law, firearms, defensive tactics, narcotics identification, report writing, traffic, de-escalation tactics and other law enforcement topics.
Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams, Natchitoches Police Chief Nikeo Collins, Coushatta Police Chief Kevin Stafford and command staff from each agency attended the graduation.
Clerk of Court David Stamey administered the Oath of Office after the badge pinning ceremony.
Academy graduates: Officer Christopher Matheny-NPD, Officer Jonathan Severance-NPD, Deputy Trevor Stewart-NPSO, Deputy Quin Thompson-NPSO, Deputy Lyn Layfield-NPSO, Deputy Michael Zschach-NPSO, Officer Brandon Garrett-Coushatta Police and Officer Curtis Streetman-Coushatta Police Department.
Sheriff Stuart Wright and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office welcomes the graduates of the NPD Reserve Academy.
We also thank Mayor Ronnie Williams, NPD Chief of Police Nikeo Collins, Lt. Jeff Townson and all of the academy instructors from Natchitoches Police and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office for their dedication and time instructing the class in proper law enforcement procedures and techniques.
Special thanks to Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington.
The NPSO Reserve Deputy Units is a voluntary division of the Sheriff’s Office which is tasked with supplementing the patrol bureau with school activities, festivals, traffic details, natural disasters and other calls for service.
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