The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office has three new deputies.
The sheriff’s office announced Friday deputies Cleveland Thomas, Angela Sonnier, and Stephen Montgomery graduated from the St. Martin Sheriff’s Basic Training Academy.
The academy is 15 weeks of intense and strenuous classes that instruct officers throughout the Acadiana area.
During the course, cadets are instructed in firearms qualifications, physical fitness, first aid/CPR, and academic courses. They must also pass a State of Louisiana police officer’s standard training test to be certified as a peace officer.
Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz said, “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, “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.”
Deputy Stephen Montgomery served as vice president of the class.