Five St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies graduated July 2 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 Dep. Randall Parker, Dep. Nicholas Lambert, Dep. Dawn Penney, Dep. Jared Bazile and Dep. Anthony Arnona.
Dep. Bazile was named valedictorian of the class for having the highest grade-point average.
The academy includes more than 500 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.
Capt. Stephen Ingargiola and Capt. Adrian Chalona attended the ceremony.