A historic moment for law enforcement in Louisiana’s third-largest parish
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Academy celebrated the graduation of its 55th class of officers on Thursday. The 32 new officers are joining the force at a time when law enforcement is facing a nationwide shortage. They are eager to serve their community and make a difference.
Deputy Alisha Scott and Shanice Brown will work for Caddo Parish.
Scott said, “I feel great, I feel I can make a difference.”
Brown said, “It feels great knowing that we stepped up to the line before anybody else could, it is a pleasure to do that.”
Officer Jarmaca Broadway will work for the LSUHSC Police Department.
Broadway said, “I just want to make a difference in the community. And I know a couple of guys that have been with the department for a very long time and they kind of recruited me in and taught me through the whole process. Being an officer, it’s just been one of those things I just put my mind to. Looking at everything that’s going on in the world, overcoming those boundaries and pushing forward like no matter what.”
The cadets underwent 14 weeks of training, which was very challenging. The Academy compiled a video of Class 55’s training highlights. The most dreaded part of the training was the “sidewalk.” Whenever the cadets made a mistake, they had to do extra physical exercise as a penalty.
The new officers are now ready to patrol the streets of their communities and uphold the law.