BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Dozens of law enforcement officials from across Louisiana celebrated a milestone Tuesday.
Officials reported 34 students from 17 different agencies were recognized for their completion of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office's Capitol Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA).
From West Baton Rouge Parish, Deputy Keith Lee and Deputy Fabien Lasserre both graduated from the program. And from Ascension Parish, another two graduated. They are Deputy Delacey Joseph and Deputy Kyle Melancon. From Livingston Parish, three deputies graduated from the training. They are Dyllan Hodges, who received the Fitness Award, Clyde Lawrence, and Kayla Landry, who earned the Staff's Choice Award. And East Baton Rouge Parish had eight deputies who graduated from CARTA.
"This graduation represents 12 weeks of hard work and resulted in all of these deputies attaining their POST certification," said Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley.
They say those who took the 426-hour course learned about law enforcement history, firearms, report writing, as well as survival techniques.
The graduates will now take what they've learned over the past 12 weeks at CARTA back to their departments and put their new skills to use.