North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy graduates 15

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 05/23 2014 03:17PM

Updated 05/23 2014 03:23PM

More than a dozen recruits from four agencies became certified Peace Officer Standards and Training law enforcement officers during the graduation of Class 011 from North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy on May 23.

The guest speaker was LA State Representative Jeff Thompson.   The academy is sponsored by Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and teaches officer survival skills, legal issues, weapons qualifications, physical fitness, chemical weapons and more.

The honor graduate award and firearms proficiency award winner was Dep. Jared Vicento of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office.  Dep. Blake Smith with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office received the academic award, while Dep. Stephen George Davenport with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office received the physical fitness award.

The graduating class of NLCJA Class 011 is:

Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Tamika T. Bell
  • Roger S. Bond
  • Tanya D. Boughton
  • Stephen George A. Davenport
  • Colton K. Davis
  • Jeremy K. Roberts
  • Michael K. Skinner
  • Blake P. Smith
  • Jared H. Vicento
  • Byron M. Wells
  • Roderick L. White

Office of Juvenile Justice - Shreveport
  • Shawn S. Hotard
  • Shelby R. Mills

Minden Police Department
  • Jesse C. Cutrer

Springhill Police Department
  • Clifford W. Causey

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