FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sergeant Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
TENTH KPD P.O.S.T. Academy class to graduate
KENNER ó Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway is proud to announce that the Kenner Police Departmentís Tenth Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy class will graduate on Friday, October 25th, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Rivertown Heritage Hall, located at 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA. The academy began on July 8, 2013. Graduating officers are as follows:
Kenner Police Officer(s)- Ryan Anderson, Raymond Baham Jr., James Glass, Christopher Godail, Andrew Shea, Joseph Scamardo, and Brian Kahrs Jr.
UNO Police Officer(s)-Aurthur Agee, Tammy Canfield, and Leonard Coleman Jr.
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 process.
Students in the academy must abide by strict codes of discipline while they receive over 600 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 instruction.
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 16-week field training program, working with a veteran police officer in the KPD Patrol Division. The news media are invited to attend the graduation.Kenner Police Department website: http://www.kennerpd.com