Five St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputies graduated Nov. 9 from the Peace Officers Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T., basic police academy at the St. Charles Parish Regional P.O.S.T. Academy.
Graduates are Deputies Kristian Welch and Rachel Rauch, of the Communications Division, and Deputies Corey Bordelon, Jessica Edwards and Emilio Gomez of Corrections.
The academy includes more than 560 hours of training in basic police work over 13 weeks, including firearms use, criminal investigation, patrol procedures, writing reports, driving training, physical fitness and other areas.
Ranking officers who represented the St. Bernard’s Sheriff’s Office at the ceremony are Maj. Angie Huff, Maj. David DiMaggio, and Capt. Dennis Morgan.