Sheriff Glen Edwards is pleased to announce that Therman (Trey) Sewell III has successfully completed the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Basic Correctional Peace Officer Training Academy. The Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) council requires that each Level 2 Officer complete a training course with a minimum of 249 hours. The course consists of core curriculum, firearms certification and a sufficient number of elective hours.
Deputy Sewell joined the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office on July 14, 2015 as a corrections officer. He completed the required “Jailer” POST training on October 2, 2017. This Level 3 POST certification consisted of 92 hours of training designed for employees whose duties are limited to the care, custody and control of inmates.
On May 12, 2017 Deputy Sewell was awarded a POST Basic Correctional Peace Officer certificate from the State of Louisiana. Specific certifications received included Firearms, Anti-Crash Course, Taser Conducted Electrical Weapon and Police Unarmed Tactics. As with Level 1 Peace Officers, 20 hours of annual in-service training is mandated each calendar year for Level 2 Officers to remain in good standing with POST.
With the exception of arrest powers, Level 2 Officers are trained and certified to carry out many duties often performed by a POST certified patrol deputy (Level 1 Officer). In addition to responsibilities within the walls of the jail, Deputy Sewell will also be qualified to supervise the inmate road crew as well as transport inmates.
Congratulations Deputy Sewell on this accomplishment and a job well done!