The law enforcement officer of today is a professional and is trained as such.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Training
Academy was established in April
of 1970 to provide professional law enforcement training to police officers of
Jefferson Parish, including those from municipalities within the parish and
other law enforcement agencies as directed by the Sheriff.
Academy staff members are
committed to educational and training standards that will better prepare
graduates to safely perform their required duties.
The Louisiana Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Council (POST) mandates the
standards required to receive state certification to become a peace officer.
Upon successful completion of this academy, each officer will possess the
advanced skills and knowledge required by POST.
offers three types of POST training
- Full POST
The curriculum of a POST class includes the following:
Orientation to Criminal Justice
- First Aid
- Domestic &
A Full or Corrections POST certificate entitles an officer to receive additional
pay via the Louisiana Deputy Sheriff’s Supplemental Pay Program. This program provides additional pay
in the amount of $425/month ($500/month (effective 7/1/09).
Academy holds day or night classes
several times each year. We will
post upcoming academies on our “This Month In the Shield” section of our website
as they are scheduled.
The Academy is located at 1801 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA
70058. Hours are generally 8:30 am to 4:30
pm, except when classes are being held.
For information regarding the
please call 504-363-5771.