According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy completed its 100th Basic Academy by conducting graduation ceremonies today for 40 officers representing 14 agencies in the five-parish area. There were 39 officers who completed 320 hours of instruction in all phases of basic law enforcement and 1 officer who completed a refresher course of 90 hours of instruction. All 40 law enforcement officers passed the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard Testing (POST) exam and are now certified as Basic Peace Officers.
Michael Melancon, Sulphur Police Department, was selected class president of the 100thBasic Academy and also received the Highest Scholastic Average honor.
Firearms awards were presented to:
Adrian Quintela, first; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Christopher Daigle, second; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Michael Brinkley, third; Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Defensive Tactics honor was presented to David Stanard, DeRidder Police Department
Officers graduating after completing 320 hours of instruction are as follows:
Ray Anderson, Michael Brinkley, Christopher Daigle, Henry Duhon, Lisa Franklin, Derek Gobert, Nicole Guidry, Landy Johnson, Wesley Jones, Joshua Laughlin, Mica Manuel, Christopher Miller,
Chet Moseley, Adrian Quintela, James Smith II, John Wallace - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
David Stanard, Erin Valdez- DeRidder Police Department
Katy Perry, Jason Ledet- Westlake Police Department
Justin Howerton, Vickie Monceaux- Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office
Mel Estess, Chase Jardneaux, Michael Melancon, Lawrence Martin- Sulphur Police Department
Bobbi Ripley - Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office
Tyrone Armentor, Michael Gary- Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office
Farrell Leger, Eddie McCue- Lake Charles Police Department
Clifton George, Dustin Thigpen- Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office
Darrell Marler- DeQuincy Police Department
Ian Harson- Iowa Police Department
Donald Conner, Jr- Jennings Police Department
Roddy Dauzat, Ronnie Strother- Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office
Willard Foust- Merryville Police Department
David Higginbotham– Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, graduated after completing 90 hours of refresher courses.
The Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy is located in Lake Charles and provides accredited training, serving law enforcement agencies in the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis. It was established in 1974 and is administered by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.