Sheriff Jayson Richardson and the DPSO staff would like to congratulate Deputy Makeal Williams on his recent graduation from the Caddo Parish Regional Training Academy. Dy. Williams will be joining the Corrections Division in our DPSO family, ready to serve DeSoto Parish.
The Caddo Parish Training Academy is a 16 week program, with one additional week for those seeking a career in Corrections. The course is is a major achievement, but it does not come easy. Academy is challenging in many different areas ranging from physical, mental, and strategical operations. There is a minimum of 496 hours which must be completed and is set forth by POST, the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. Graduation was held at 4pm on November 09, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church in Shreveport.