Saturday, April 20, 2024

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy Launches Class 31 at P.O.S.T. Academy

by BIZ Magazine

OSSIER PARISH, La. — The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy (BPSTA) has commenced the training for Class 31 at the Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy. On the first Friday of 2024, 30 recruits from eight law enforcement agencies initiated their journey to become certified law enforcement officers.

Class 31 represents a diverse group of recruits from various law enforcement agencies, including the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, Arcadia PD, Benton PD, Homer PD, Minden PD, Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, Springhill PD, and the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office. Over the next 16 weeks, these recruits will undergo intensive training covering officer survival skills, active shooter drills, officer down scenarios, academics, weapons qualifications, physical fitness, chemical weapons, legal aspects, defensive tactics, driving, diversity, and professionalism.

The training curriculum is designed to provide a well-rounded education, ensuring that recruits are prepared for the challenges they may face in their law enforcement careers. The hands-on learning experiences and simulations incorporated into the program aim to prepare the recruits for real-world scenarios they may encounter in their roles.

Class 31 marks the first of two academies scheduled for this year at the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy. This initiative underscores the academy’s commitment to delivering comprehensive training and producing skilled and qualified law enforcement professionals.

The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy plays a crucial role in shaping the future of law enforcement in Bossier Parish and beyond. The academy’s focus on knowledge, skills, and a commitment to service reflects its dedication to fostering the development of the next generation of peace officers.

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