The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office operates the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Corrections Academy (LPSOCA). LPSOCA trains new law enforcement candidates from Louisiana to become P.O.S.T. certified corrections officers. Academies are 5 weeks long and include physical training & conditioning along with classroom instruction.
Academy Core Values
The Core Values of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Corrections Academy are three simple words with many meanings: Integrity, Commitment and Excellence. Core values are what support the vision, shape the culture and reflect what the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, the Training Unit and Law Enforcement as a whole values. They are the essence of our identity - our principles, beliefs or philosophy of our values.
Goals and Philosophy
2. Law enforcement skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.
3. A fitness program that enables the cadet to successfully complete standards established by the Academy.
4. Physical fitness techniques teaching the cadets how to maintain physical fitness, endurance, and weight distribution.
5. Instructing the cadet to properly wear and maintain uniforms and practice personal hygiene.
6. Esprit de Corps to develop a common spirit inspiring enthusiasm, willingness to work with, and for others, and to reach a common goal.