ASSUMPTION SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONAL TRAINING ACADEMY
NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon announces the successful completion of an in-house correctional officer P.O.S.T. approved training academy.
This is the first of its kind under Sheriff Falcon’s administration.
The two weeks plus, 92-hour certification class covered a host of subjects including history of corrections, role of the correctional officer, staff / inmate relations, principles and skills of supervision, disciplinary procedures, defensive tactics, shotgun familiarization as well as other related corrections topics.
The Police Officers Standardized Training or P.O.S.T. requires the certification of Louisiana correctional officers.
“The requirements to become a certified corrections officer is not as simple as going to work on your first day and being one. It is much more complex than it may seem. These officers are basically responsible for the safe, legal and secure holding of over 110 inmates at any given time. The responsibilities of a corrections officer can at times become burdensome and stressful”, Sheriff Falcon said.
This academy graduated a total of four correctional officers. They are Deputies: Darla Talbot, Reonca Woods, Heath Boutain and Sylvia Terry.
Sheriff Falcon congratulates all on their successful completion of the academy.
Deputy Tiffany Walker, a certified corrections instructor, conducted the class instruction.
Correctional officers are also required to complete annual continuing educational hours.
In the case of these four deputies, they were all trained as correctional officers prior to this academy.
Sheriff Falcon continues to promote training in all areas of the department.
“Training is essential in order to ensure public safety and to keep up with the constant changes in the profession”, Falcon said.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.