Release date: October 22, 2018
Bossier Parish Community College has signed Memorandums of Understanding with local law enforcement agencies to provide expanded educational opportunities for peace officers completing the Louisiana POST (Police Officers Standards and Training) Council for law enforcement officers.
“The MOU for POST Commissioned Law Enforcement officers grants academic recognition for their very stringent police academy training,” says Dan Cain, BPCC’s program coordinator and professor of Criminal Justice. “While at their respective academies, these officers have trained hundreds of hours in the classroom learning their discipline. This is a phenomenal opportunity for our college to help our law enforcement community by awarding 15 hours of criminal justice college credit to those with POST Commissions while working on the Criminal Justice Degree at Bossier Parish Community College.”
BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr., and officials from the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Academy, and the Shreveport Police Department Regional Training Academy signed the MOU today.
All three law enforcement entities are excited to be a part of this educational opportunity for their officers.
“Our number one priority at the [Bossier Parish Sheriff’s] Academy is academics, firearms is second and physical fitness is third,” said Major Bill Teutsch, academy director. “We want to make sure the groups that leave our academy are well-rounded and have a lot of knowledge of our Criminal Justice system here in the United States and Louisiana.”
For more information on BPCC’s Criminal Justice program, contact Brenda Williams at 318-678-6381 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Cain, professor of Criminal Justice, at 318-678-6086 or email@example.com.
Bossier Sheriff Jillian Whittington and BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. sign MOU today
Local law enforcement officials, Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. (center), BPCC Professor Dan Cain