Dep. Dustin Gould of the Marine Division shows Junior Deputy Academy participant Preslie Garcia how to operate the steering on one of the department’s airboats.
The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Academy’s second week included visits from the Marine and Narcotics divisions. The program, which began June 6, runs through July 12 and is designed to teach youngsters about the various aspects of law enforcement.
Junior Deputy Academy participant Connor Hartmann gets some instruction from Dep. Dustin Gould of the Marine Division during his turn in the driver’s seat aboard one of the department’s airboats.
Sgt. Darrin Miller, left, and Lt. Lisa Jackson speak to Junior Deputy Academy participants about the dangers of using drugs and alcohol.
Agent Jonathan Smith of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division helps Junior Deputy Academy participant Sophia Menant hold a heavy battering ram.
Lt. Daniel Bostic of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division speaks to Junior Deputy Academy participants about how residents can anonymously report drug activity to the Sheriff’s Office by calling the drug hotline, (504) 271-DOPE (3673).
Capt. Brian Clark, a retired state Wildlife and Fisheries agent who heads the Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, gives a high five to Junior Deputy Academy participant Isabella Meyer after she successfully puts on her own lifejacket.
Dep. Dustin Gould of the Marine Division shows Junior Deputy Academy participants Nathan Doucet, left, and Christian Robin, right, what is inside a storage compartment onboard one of the department’s airboats.