Nine St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and an officer from the Slidell Police Department graduated Dec. 12 after a 92-hour Corrections Division course in Peace Officers Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T., Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
The corrections course, which helps better prepare deputies to work in a prison environment or Juvenile Detention Center, covers topics such as defensive tactics, booking procedures, report writing and the use of force lesson plans. Deputies also are trained in the use of pepper spray, which includes each officer being pepper-sprayed in order to learn firsthand about its effects.
The course, held at the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Training Center in Chalmette, was led by instructors Capt. Dennis Morgan, Lt. Kyle Brown, Cpl. Brandon Lewis and Dep. Darlene Ricks of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division.
St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputies who were graduates of the class are Dep. Christopher Hammel, Dep. Dawn Elder, Dep. Destini Royer, Dep. Whitney O’Brien, Dep. Dylan Cortese, Dep. Austin Savoie, Dep. Jared Bazile, Dep. Jules Martin III, and Dep. Codey Babin.
The Slidell graduate is Off. Claudine Hill.
St. Bernard Dep. Martin was the only student in the class to score a perfect 100% on the course.