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Recruits earn POST Certification

NEW ORLEANS - 05-11-2019POST_grads_2019

Certificates awarded at graduation ceremony

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman this week administered the oath of office to 17 recruits who have completed the training tor Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) certification.

Sheriff Gusman and Chief of Corrections Byron LeCounte presented the recruits with their POST certificates at a graduation ceremony attended by family and friends.

The recruits of Graduating Class C26-19 earned their POST certification after undergoing nearly two months of academic and tactical skills training. They are now eligible to earn $6,000 in state supplemental pay in addition to their base salary.

The POST-certified recruits are: Kabrina C. Badon, Natrelle M. Bailey, Sean M. Bechet, Ariel C. Breaux, Darline A. Eleby, Nickeisha G. Elmore, Raymoniqua M. Johnson, Quiera N. Joseph, Jada N. Lewis, Keri A. Lynch, Rome H. Mack, LeJeanne M. Menina, Catrina Y. Nealy,Theresa M. Park, Jonisha J. Richardson, Andre J. Samuels, and Tyla N. Sterling.

The graduation ceremony also included the presentation of awards. Marksmanship Awards for the female and male divisions were presented to Kabrina Badon and Rome Mack, respectively. Deputy Mack also won the Physical Fitness Award. Deputy Keri Lynch won three awards: the Highest Academic Award, Highest Test Score Award and the Sidney Zaffuto Award. The Zaffuto Award is given to the recruit who exemplifies "100% dedication, work ethic and professionalism." It is named for an OPSO deputy who died in the line of duty.

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