Deputies Complete Training

Red River Parish Sheriff Glen Edwards is pleased to announce that Deputy John Metoyer and Deputy Kevin Broadway have successfully completed the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Basic Correctional Peace Officer Training Academy.

On October 27, 2022 each graduate was awarded a Level 2 Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Correctional Peace Officer certificate from the State of Louisiana. 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).

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 training course consists of the core curriculum, numerous elective hours, defensive tactics, and POST Firearms certification.

For his proficiency at the firing range, Deputy Broadway was awarded the academy’s “Top Gun” award after averaging 119.5 points out of a possible 120.

The graduates did an excellent job representing our agency and community while attending the academy and expectations are that they will continue to do so as they carry out their specific departmental duties.

Sheriff Edwards would like to congratulate them both on their accomplishments.

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