New Deputies At Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Jayson Richardson reported that the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office has welcomed three new Patrol Deputies.  Dy. John Welch, Dy. Emily Henderson, and Dy. Chris Clanton have completed the Shreveport Regional Training Academy, an intense 16 week program. 

The course is a major achievement, but it does not come easy.  There is a minimum of 496 hours which must be completed, and the requirements are set forth by the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council. 

In addition, out of four total awards that are presented at each graduation, DPSO took home all four.  Dy. John Welch was presented with The Firearms Award, The Physical Fitness Award, and The Honor Graduate Award, and Dy. Clanton was presented with the Academic Achievement Award.