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Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy Graduates 10 Law Enforcement Officers

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is pleased to announce that 10 law enforcement officer recruits  graduated from the 29th Basic Academy Class of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy during a  ceremony at the academy headquarters in Plain Dealing at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 28th. 

The graduates of BPSTA Class 029 were made up of recruits from the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office,  Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Dixie Inn Police Department, Northwestern State University Police  Department, and the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office. Two Bossier deputies earned three of the four top  awards in this class of graduates: Colton Hunter was the top academic graduate and also the Honor  graduate for Class 029 and Christopher Harry was awarded the Physical Fitness award. Braeden  Robinson of the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office, the class president, was awarded the Firearms award.  

The guest speaker was Judge Doug Stinson, District Court Judge, 26th Judicial District Court. Judge  Stinson, who is an adjunct BPSTA instructor, thanked the graduates for their commitment to public  service and for their hard work during the academy.  

Each of the newly P.O.S.T certified Bossier deputies will begin or continue their careers at one of the  three correctional facilities in Plain Dealing.  

The recruits of Class 029 successfully completed 16 weeks of training to become P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer  Standards and Training)-certified law enforcement officers. They learned a myriad of skills, including  legal issues, weapons qualifications, physical fitness, non-lethal force, officer survival skills, and much  more. 

The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy, formerly known as the North Louisiana Criminal Justice  Academy, held its first graduation in 2009. Over the past 14 years, instructors have trained more than  500 recruits to become POST-certified law enforcement officers.

Judge Doug Stinson
Deputy Colton Hunter
Deputy Christopher Harry
Bienville Parish Deputy Braeden Robinson