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Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy

The function of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy is to coordinate and plan law-enforcement POST-approved training programs for recruits and in-service training for a five parish region. (Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis). The training academy staff teaches firearms, defensive tactics, and law enforcement academics.

Cadets who attend 11 week law enforcement training at the academy will complete a training course of 360 hours which is mandated by the Louisiana Peace Officers Standard Training Core Curriculum.

Physical fitness evaluations are done on cadets prior to admission into the academy, which include blood pressure check, sit-ups, push-ups, and 300 meter run. During the 11 weeks the cadets will go from classroom teaching and testing, to outside hands on training with handguns, shotguns, shooting multiple courses of fire, and defensive tactics. After completing and passing all aspects of training they will take their POST test. Upon passing their POST test, graduation will follow, at which time they return to their prospective departments, a certified police officer by the State of Louisiana.

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