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February 15 05:35 PM

New recruits start academy in Bossier

Bossier Sheriff starts new academy

Capt. Bruce Teutsch, Co-Director of the Academy (Training), addresses the recruits at the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Training Academy. - By Lt. Bill Davis

 Twenty-seven recruits with Class 009 of the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy began their Peace Officers Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) academy today (Friday).

The recruits represent 14 law enforcement agencies from across north Louisiana and will train for the next 12 weeks to certify them as law enforcement officers.  The training, provided by the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, will include physical fitness, weapons qualifications, academic testing, officer survival skills, chemical weapons and a wide-range of law enforcement curriculum and training.  The academy features a driving and shooting simulator, 30-station firing range, a defense tactics training facility, tiered classrooms with state-of-the-art technology and a five-story rappelling tower.

This is the ninth POST Basic Academy for NLCJA; the first class graduated in May 2009.  Nine law enforcement officers will participate in the academy training as a refresher course.   


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