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POST Basic Course, Class #019 (July 27- November 13, 2018)

All Bossier Parish Sheriff's Training Academy (BPSTA) instructors are POST certified. Our adjunct instructors have both experience and academic credentials that benefit their instructional efforts. The legal training is led by Judge Harmon Drew and Jean Talley Drew, recently retired from the Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal. The BPSTA fully covers all POST basic requirements and incorporates a myriad of additional elective subjects which serve today's law enforcement officers well. They are as follows: Field Force Operations; Federal Civil Rights Investigations and Officer Liability, Bomb and Homemade Explosives Awareness taught by the FBI; Conflict De-escalation Skills; Dismounted Patrolling Tactics, Techniques and Procedures; Gang Intelligence; K-9 Unit Orientation; "Looking Beyond the Ticket" taught by the Louisiana State Police; Methamphetamine Lab Awareness; National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Terrorism Awareness, both taught by the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness; Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)Certification, Intoxilyzer 9000, Below 100, Life Air Rescue Ground School, Radar/Lidar Certification, and Dealing with the Armed Public.

The BPSTA facility has the following: tiered classrooms with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology; ¼ mile running track; obstacle course; 30-station firing range; L3 driving simulator; driving skills pad, five-story rappelling tower, separate defensive tactics/physcial training area; chemical agent chamber; and dormitory housing for out of area officers.  See the Academy Facilities in the Photo Album.

Physical training is an important component of the academy, but it is constructive and incrementally designed. A physical fitness entry requirement of 10% of the Cooper Scale for push-ups, sit-ups, and 1.5 mile run is required for all Academy applicants. Recruits must attain a 20% score to successfully graduate.  All students (including POST refreshers) must be medically evaluated before participating in physical and defensive tactics training. The physical fitness assessment for Class #019 will be conducted on July 13, 2018 at 0900 at the academy.  The re-test date is July 20, 2018 at 0900.

The BPSTA provides .40 caliber/9 mm and shotgun ammunition for training. All other caliber ammunition must be provided by the students' sponsoring agencies. A minimum of 2500 rounds are required. Academy uniform T-shirts and ball cap are provided. Recruits must bring their own lunches daily, if they choose.  Refrierators, freezers. and microwave ovens are available.  Click on the Class 019 Announcement and Registration Form for more details concerning what students will need in order to be prepared for training and answers to frequently asked questions

The tuition is $1100.00. The dormitory is available for POST Basic Course Students. See the Dormitory Information page for fees and details.

Click here to see the POST Basic Course Video.