The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Academy held a graduation ceremony for its 2017 summer program on July 19 at Docville Farm in Violet.
The program, which ran from June 6 through July 12, is designed to teach youngsters about the various aspects of law enforcement.
Patterned after the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy for adults, the Junior Deputy program included field trips to the parish prison and firearms safety taught by members of the St. Bernard Pistol and Rifle Range. Participants also learned basic first aid and CPR, heard from officers about the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Narcotics Division, Crime Scene Investigation departments and learned about the department’s state-of-the-art equipment.
Members of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office 2017 Junior Deputy Academy graduated from the course on July 19 during a ceremony held at Docville Farms. With the graduates are, from left: St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann, Bill Finnan, Sandy Mumphrey and Luke Marengo, members of the St. Bernard Pistol and Rifle Range; Sgt. Eric Eilers and Capt. Charles Borchers.
Sgt. Eric Eilers with Junior Deputy Academy graduate Troy Sino who shows off the badge he received during the graduation ceremony.
Junior Deputy Academy participants Mark Loustalot, left, and Nicco Tommaseo, enjoy some celebratory cake after the graduation ceremony held in their honor for completing the course.
St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann with Junior Deputy Academy graduates who were awarded top shooting honors. From left, are: Darrel Gonzales, first place; Kristion Thomas, second place; and Erick Ozuna, third place.
Capt. Charles Borchers speaks during the graduation ceremony held for the 2017 Junior Deputy Academy participants.
St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann speaks with Junior Deputy Academy participants and their families during a graduation ceremony held in their honor.
Sgt. Eric Eilers speaks to Junior Deputy Academy participants and their parents during a graduation ceremony held July 19 at Docville Farms.