FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea B. Imms, Public Relations
Office: (504) 712-2244
Date: November 29, 2010
Sixth KPD POST Academy to graduate
ó Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway is proud to announce that the
Kenner Police Departmentís sixth Peace Officer Standards and
Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy class will graduate on Tuesday,
November 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kenner Police Complex
academy began August 16, 2010.
The graduates are as follows:
Murray, Officer Michael Romano, Officer Andrew Scott, Officer
Tommy Teague, Officer Michael Vega and Officer Lawrence
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.
in the academy must abide by strict codes of discipline while
they receive over 500 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 15-week field
training program, working with a veteran police officer in
the KPD Patrol Division.