St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Academy: Week 4

Col. Kevin Sensebe, St. Bernard Parish Prison warden, right, and Capt. Justin Meyers, left, speak with Junior Deputy Academy participants inside the prison’s chapel during a recent field trip to the facility.

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Academy’s fourth week included a visit to the Parish Prison and lessons in basic first aid and CPR.

The program, which began June 5 and runs through July 12, is patterned after the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy for adults. The purpose of the program is to teach youngsters ages 10-13 about the various aspects of law enforcement.    

During the program, participants visit St. Bernard Parish Prison, are given firearms safety instruction at a local shooting range and basic first aid and CPR instruction, and they witness demonstrations with some of the department’s state-of-the-art equipment. The program will wrap up with a graduation ceremony July 18.

Dep. Darlene Ricks, left, and Capt. Dennis Morgan, right, show Junior Deputy Academy participants what prisoners being held at the jail are required to wear.

Dep. Darlene Ricks shows Junior Deputy Academy participants what the exercise yard looks like at St. Bernard Parish Prison during a field trip to the jail.

Dep. Darlene Ricks demonstrates how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation to Junior Deputy Academy program participant Marcuss Campbell.

Nicco Tommaseo receives instruction on cardiopulmonary resuscitation from Dep. Darlene Ricks during week four of this year’s Junior Deputy Academy.

Dep. Darlene Ricks shows Seth Ruiz the correct way to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation during a Junior Deputy Academy class.

Junior Deputy Academy participant Jacob Lystra learns how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation from Dep. Darlene Ricks.