Jul 3, 2013 11:32 AM
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday the graduation of two sheriff's deputies from the St. Martin Sheriff's Basic Training Academy. These deputies include Dy. Charles Lipps and Dy. Andrew Esterly.
The police academy is 11 weeks of intense and strenuous classes that instructs 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 he has stood by his Commitment to a higher standard, and that he will continue to place certified deputies on the streets of St. Landry Parish to better serve the public. Sheriff Guidroz would like to commend the deputies for their hard work and dedication while in the academy.
Sheriff Guidroz plans to send more deputies to the next police academy in August 2013.
Pictured starting from left is Patrol Supervisor, Lt. Col. Paul Dicapo, Dy. Andrew Esterly, Dy. Charles Lipps and Training Lieutenant Leon Boudreaux.