The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office welcomed six new deputies to its ranks on Nov. 16.
For the last 17 weeks, these deputies have undergone Intense training to become Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Certified sheriff’s deputies.
These deputies receive training in de-escalation techniques, criminal law, traffic law, defensive driving, defensive tactics, firearms, first aid/CPR, and DUI enforcement.
Deputy James Hockersmith earned the Jeremy Carruth Physical Fitness Award.
These deputies will now report to their assigned shifts for Field Training.