Photo courtesy of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

Three more sheriff’s deputies from the St. Martin Sheriff’s Basic Training Academy graduated yesterday. 

The police academy offers 15 weeks of intense classes that instruct officers throughout the Acadiana area. 

During the course, cadets are instructed in firearms qualifications, physical fitness, first aid/CPR, academic courses and must pass a State of Louisiana Police Officers Standard Training test to be certified as a peace officer.

Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz stated that “since being elected into office in 2006 my pledge was to have all deputies serving our citizens be professional and committed to a higher standard, and we have held true to that commitment”. 

Sheriff Guidroz added that “I will continue to place certified deputies on the streets of St. Landry Parish to better serve the public and would like to commend the deputies for their hard work and dedication while in the academy.”

Dy. Stephen Montgomery served as vice president of the class.

Pictured starting from left is David Meche Patrol Supervisor, Dy. Cleveland Thomas, Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, Dy. Angela Sonnier, Dy. Stephen Montgomery, and Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux, Director of Training.