SPSO Deputies Graduate From Correctional Academy

Five Sabine Parish Sheriff Deputies graduated from the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Correctional Academy today.
Johnathon Knippers, Charlotte Thomas, Robert Asbell, Kyle Roberts, and Michael Wilson were among 26 cadets who received their POST Level 2 Basic Correctional Peace Officer Certifications.
Level 2 consist of a minimum of 249 hours and is for peace officers whose duties are the care, custody, and control of inmates and includes POST Firearm Certification.
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.
These five Deputies persevered through 9 weeks of intense training to complete Session 51 of Rapides Correctional Academy.
Deputy Kyle Roberts also received the “Top Gun” Award for having the highest firearm qualification score in the class.
Deputy Knippers, Asbell, Roberts and Wilson are Correctional Deputies assigned to the Sabine Parish Detention Center. Deputy Thomas is a Correctional Deputy assigned to the Sabine Parish Women’s Jail.
Sheriff Aaron Mitchell commends these five Deputies for their strength and determination and is proud to have them as part of his department.

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