Staffers with U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy office paid the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Mark Wood a visit on April 5.
Staffers were given a tour of the RPSO reentry program where inmates who are coming near to their release date are taught skills such as welding small engine repair, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and food service. Helping provide these offenders obtain a job skill will help ensure their success when they return to their families.
Staffers were also given an opportunity to go through the virtual training simulator which is an interactive 360 degree video simulator involving different officer encounter scenarios.