FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea B. Imms, Public Relations
Office: (504) 712-2244
Date: May 21, 2012
Eighth KPD P.O.S.T. Academy class to graduate
KENNER ó Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway is proud to announce that the Kenner Police Departmentís eighth Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy class will graduate on Friday, June 8th at 10 a.m. at the Rivertown Exhibition Hall, 415 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA. The academy began on February 27, 2012. Graduating officers are as follows:
Justin Encar, Jeffrey Fitzmorris, John Frumveller, Benjamin Lenfant, Ricky Pabst, Teri Pritchett, Christina Santos, and Joshua Scheele (East Jefferson Levee District Police)
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.
Students 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.