Seventh KPD P.O.S.T. Academy class to
ó Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway is proud to announce
that the Kenner Police
Departmentís seventh Peace Officer Standards and Training
(P.O.S.T.) Academy class will graduate on Thursday, October
20 at 10 a.m. at the Rivertown Exhibition Hall, 415 Williams Blvd., Kenner
The academy began on July 11, 2011.
Graduating officers are as follows:
Carmouche, Aaron Couturie, Devin Diedling, Zachary Dubourg,
Brandon Johnson, Keith Moody (Harahan P.D.), Kayleigh
Pepiton, Leia Tamplain, and Rebecca Tizzard
Applicants accepted into the academy have successfully
completed a complex and stringent hiring process, which
includes passing an extensive background investigation,
psychological exams, physical fitness assessment and final
selection through an oral Administrative Review Board
Students in the academy must abide by strict codes of
discipline while they receive over 500 hours of training in
various aspects of police work, such as legal issues, first
aid, firearms, investigations, traffic services, patrol
practices, report writing, community relations, self-defense
tactics, physical training and defensive driving.
P.O.S.T. requires a minimum of 360 hours of
Upon graduation, officers will be P.O.S.T. certified,
meaning that they have taken and passed the P.O.S.T. exam
and have sufficiently completed the basic training
requirements. Louisiana law requires all police officers to
be P.O.S.T. certified within one year of being hired.
Upon completing the basic academy, new Kenner Police
Officers must also successfully complete a 15-week field
training program, working with a veteran police officer in
the KPD Patrol Division.