Sheriff Pohlmann says the Sheriff’s Office will offer a free Junior Deputy Academy in June and July for children 10-13; Call 278-7628 to register

Posted: March 26th, 2015 | Filed under: News Releases

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Sheriff James Pohlmann is pleased to introduce a free Junior Deputy Academy in St . Bernard Parish for boys and girls 10-13, to be held in June and July.

“Our academy will offer kids a chance to interact with sheriff’s deputies and make friends with positive role models for them,” Sheriff Pohlmann said.

“We believe this will help develop pride and self-respect for these young people as well as respect for their community and its values,” the sheriff said.

“We also hope they will find it fun and informative.”

The program is open to children who live in St. Bernard Parish.

To register, Call Capt. Charles Borchers at (504) 278-7628.

The academy will mostly be held two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Some times and days may vary.

It starts on June 9 and runs through July 22. There won’t be sessions the week of the July 4th holiday.

Classes will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Training Center, on the second floor of a building at 2118 Jackson Blvd. in Chalmette, immediately behind the Parish Courthouse.

Deputies from various divisions of the Sheriff’s Office will visit with participants and introduce them to various functions that impact the parish.

Included in the academy will be field trips to the Parish Prison and firearms safety taught at a shooting range.

Participants will also learn basic first aid and CPR and hear from officers about the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Narcotics Division, Crime Scene Investigation and the department’s state-of-the-art equipment.

The academy is patterned after the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy for adults.