New Deputies for Sheriff’s Patrol

Red River Parish Sheriff Glen Edwards is pleased to announce the addition of two deputies to his patrol staff.

On October 27, 2021 Keith McMellon and Dillon Foshee successfully completed the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy, each earning Level 1 Certification for Basic Law Enforcement Peace Officers as outlined by the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council. Deputy McMellon previously served as a jailer for one year with our agency.

The November 2, 2021 graduating class was comprised of twenty-one cadets representing nine area agencies. Throughout the training, both of our deputies represented our agency and community with determination, pride, and professionalism.

Under the direction of Captain Steven Joe, the academy consisted of fifteen weeks and five hundred hours of intense training. Topics covered included Criminal and Civil Law, Search and Seizure, Criminal Investigations, Firearms Proficiency, High-Intensity Weapons Training, First Aid and CPR, Domestic Violence, Report Writing, Terrorism, Officer Survival, DWI Enforcement, Active Shooter Response, Drug Interdiction Strategies, Physical Fitness, and more.

In today’s world, training is of the utmost importance for law enforcement officers. Our goal is to continually build upon the foundation that our deputies receive in the training academy to ensure that we do our jobs professionally and safely while striving to serve our community.

Congratulations Deputy McMellon and Deputy Foshee! Job well done!

From the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office

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