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37 Graduate from Lafayette Sheriff's First Basic Training Academy

Saturday, August 9, 2003



Sheriff Mike Neustrom announces that the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office honored thirty-seven graduates of the first Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Basic Training Academy at ceremonies held Friday evening. Graduates from this academy completed ten weeks of training and represent ten different agencies from throughout Southwest Louisiana - Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department, Kaplan Police Department, Eunice PD, Opelousas PD, Mamou PD, Opelousas City Marshal, Abbeville PD, Evangeline Parish School Board, and the Church Point Police Department.

Several outstanding cadets were honored as follows:
Class President – Mark Venable - Church Point Police Department
John Dooley Hardy (Hardest Worker) – David Credeur-Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Most Physically Fit – Martin Chevis – UL Lafayette Police Department
Big Dog – Martin Chevis – UL Lafayette PD
David Credeur-Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Brian Spahr – UL Lafayette PD
Nathan Thornton – UL Lafayette PD
Michael McMinn – UL Lafayette PD
Brant Vice – UL Lafayette PD
Chris Hardy – Abbeville PD
Top Gun – Tony Signorelli – UL Lafayette PD
Best Notebook – Samuel Gobert – Opelousas City Marshal

TOP CADET - MARK VENABLE OF THE CHURCH POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Graduates and their respective agencies include:
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office - Thomas Babineaux, David Credeur, Heather Dahl, Michael Fincher, Bobby Goodrich, Nicholas Miller, Joel Pittman, Marcus Rizzuto, Christopher Trahan
UL Lafayette PD - Arnold Caesar, Martin Chevis, Channing Credeur, Allison Darbone, Eric Judice, Emily Lajaunie, Justin Martin, Michael McMinn, Adam Newton, Matthew Randolph, Tony Signorelli, Brian Spahr, Rickey Thomas, Nathan Thornton, Brant Vice, James Wooters
Eunice PD - Edward Caldwell, David Devillier, Bryan Labbie, Danny Roberts
Kaplan PD - Joseph Boneski
Opelousas PD - Crystal Etienne, Ebony Martin
Mamou PD - David Glazner
Opelousas City Marshal - Samuel Gobert
Abbeville PD – Chris Hardy
Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office – Jerry Joseph
Church Point Police Department – Mark Venable


Congratulations to all graduates!










Donna Delahoussaye
Media Relations/Project Coordinator
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
337-236-5814/337-232-9211