On September 17, 2010
Captain Darren Crochet was one of Two Hundred seventy two law enforcement officers to graduate from the FBI National Academy program at Quantico Virginia. The 242nd session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 26 international countries, five military organizations, and four federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced Investigative, Management, and Fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within there agencies. On average these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive- level positions. Less than half a percent of all Law enforcement officers through out the nation are accepted to the FBI National Academy.
Captain Crochet is a 1984 graduate from Assumption High School, and honorably discharged Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Captain Crochet graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1991 and has been employed with Assumption Parish Sheriff Department approx. 20 years. He has held numerous supervisory positions within the department, Shift Commander, Warrant Officer, Assistant Warden, Training Officer and Warden during his career. As a training officer Capt. Crochet holds 16 instructor certifications including State and Federal certifications. Capt. Crochet is presently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division as a senior detective and as the training officer for the department. Capt. Crochet is also in charge of civilian training programs sponsored by the Sheriff's Dept. such as Neighborhood Watch, C.E.R.T., Women's self Defense and Children's self Defense and our T.R.I.A.D. program.