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Cadets graduate from Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy

Cadet training academy graduation
Posted at 10:22 AM, Aug 20, 2021

Twenty-one cadets graduated on Friday, August 20, from the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy.

A ceremony was held at 10:00 am at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Public Safety Complex in Scott.

Cadet graduation

Graduates of class 165 will go on to serve with the following agencies:

  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Kaplan Police Department
  • Scott Police Department
  • Turkey Creek Police Department
  • Boyce Police Department
  • Baton Rouge Office of Juvenile Justice
  • Lafayette Office of Juvenile Justice
  • Ville Platte Probation & Parole
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Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber said the cadets have been through more than 579 hours of basic training; however, now this training has a shift in focus.

"We are not equipping officers anymore to be warriors, we are training them to be guardians," Garber commented. "Because we are not an occupying army, we are here to serve the public, and I think we have instilled those values of service first, of the preservation of human life, into this group of cadets."

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