The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) – Corrections Services officially welcomed 22 new Probation and Parole Officers to the Department after they took the oath of office Friday morning during a swearing in ceremony at the Louisiana State Police Training Auditorium in Baton Rouge.
Department of Public Safety and Corrections Secretary James M. Le Blanc and Probation and Parole Director Pete Fremin addressed the graduates, as well as the Honorable Judge Randall L. “Randy” Bethancourt, 32nd Judicial District, who also administered the oath of office.
“Congratulations to the newest members of our Probation and Parole team,” said Department of Public Safety and Corrections Secretary James M. Le Blanc. “These new officers will play a critical role in Louisiana’s criminal justice system, supervising offenders and helping them successfully reintegrate into society.”
The new officers will work in districts across Louisiana. During the ceremony, the Department recognized the efforts of a few cadets who excelled in various areas. Alan Bryant of Shreveport District, and Brandon Roy of Lake Charles District were honor graduates, Nicole McCook of New Iberia District received the Top Gun Award and the Academic Award, and Amiee Roy of Lake Charles District earned the Physical Fitness award. Katie Southern of Donaldsonville District received the Uncle Bill Hard Charger Award for always giving 100 percent.
Congratulations to the Probation and Parole P.O.S.T Academy Class #41.