BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Tuesday was a big day for 36 students who are now joining law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Louisiana.
Capitol Regional Training Academy 33, which is run by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, held its graduation at Healing Place Church on Highland Rd. Tuesday, March 28. Students endured a 12-week, 426-hour training program to get to this point. East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux was on hand to give his own advice to these new officers.
"I can tell you, there's only one reason, that's to serve," Gautreaux said. "That's all we do, serve and protect our fellow man. We don't manufacture some good or sell some commodity. It's just service."
"I always wanted to be a law enforcement officer, since I could remember, since I was a kid. I remember going to Kindergarten and thinking man, police officer, that's probably gotta' be the coolest job in the whole world," said Terraall Lockett, who will be joining EBRSO.
Graduates will be working at 18 different agencies across the state, including the LSU Police Department, the EBRSO, and the Baker Police Department. Anyone interested in applying for the academy can click here for more information.