BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A new group of students graduated from EBRSO’s Capitol Area Regional Training Academy on Monday.
CARTA Class 43 consisted of 41 students who came from 19 separate agencies in Louisiana.
“I am proud of this graduating class and all of our training staff,” EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “The training is extensive and challenging, requiring real commitment and perseverance. That kind of dedication is needed to effectively protect and serve our communities with dignity, compassion and honor.”
Awards were also handed out and EBRSO provided a list of winners and their accomplishments:
- Highest Physical Fitness Awards: Gina Nowakowski- Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office & Rotrell Hampton- Plaquemine Police Department
- High Academics: Thomas Covington- Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office
- Top Gun: Benoit Michaux- Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office
- Staff Choice: Jessica Chacon- Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office
- Bearing Awards: Shawn Williams- Port Allen Police Department & Devin Kennedy- Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office
Students were put through a 16-week program that included “law enforcement history and techniques, investigative procedures, de-escalation, community policing, cultural diversity, leadership, ethics and physical training,” according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.