Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to acknowledge and congratulate Cpl. Donta Phillips for his recent completion of instructor training at IPTM, or Institute of Police Technology and Management. This extensive training was held in Deland, Florida from May 2nd to May 13th, and consisted of 2 weeks (80 hours) of teaching students to become instructors in the Motors division.
Cpl. Phillips currently serves in our DeSoto Sheriff Motors Division, and is now a certified Nationwide Motors Instructor, able to teach others in DeSoto Parish and abroad. This instruction consisted of both on and off road maneuvers of a motorcycle in a law enforcement capacity. Students were tasked to hold their own classroom instruction, as well as teaching in outdoor on-hand instruction.
Having highly trained deputies is one thing but having deputies that are able to train and certify others is of great benefit to our parish, and surrounding parishes alike. We thank Cpl. Phillips for his willingness to learn and grow in his position and congratulate him on his completion of this certification.