Sheriff Aaron Mitchell announces four of his Deputies have completed their Louisiana POST Level 1 Certification for Basic Law Enforcement Peace Officers on May 12, 2021.
Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) was established by Act 397 of 1976 to develop training standards for peace officers in the State of Louisiana.
Deputy Josh Sandel, Deputy Jarod Weldon and Detective Shelly Sepulvado completed their 17 weeks, 305 hours of training at the LaFourche Sheriff’s Regional P.O.S.T. Academy in Thibodaux, LA.
Detective Chris Abrahams completed his 16 weeks of training at the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy in Plain Dealing, LA.
Deputy Sandel is a Patrolman under Lieutenant Jason Heard. Deputy Weldon is a School Resource Officer under Lieutenant Walter Meshell. Detective Sepulvado and Detective Abrahams are assigned to CID under Chief Detective Anthony Lowe Jr.
Sheriff Mitchell congratulates and commends these Deputies for their determination and sacrifice over the last four months. Sheriff Mitchell knows first-hand it was not an easy task, but these four Deputies have proven they have what it takes to serve and protect the citizens of Sabine Parish.