St. Charles Parish Citizens' Academy

We all know police work isn’t quite what it seems.  One hour TV shows make it look easy, but in reality there’s much more to it.  In an effort to give parish citizens first-hand information on how and why the Department operates, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will be offering a Citizens Academy to local residents.  This free academy consisting of ten sessions will be held one night a week at the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office at 260 Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, Louisiana.  

The program involves classroom, interactive instruction and a variety of scenarios.  Participants are given the same information that our police recruits and officers receive during in-service training. 

Here is a 2-minute video overview of the 2014 Academy.

See the Academy's 2017 schedule below: 
Session/Date/Time  Course Content Location
Session 1
2/21/18
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Welcome and overview                                                     
Staff Introductions
Chief Madere
Internal Affairs
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office
Headquarters Building
260 Judge Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070
Session 2
2/28/18
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Patrol Division
K-9, Traffic,
Marine, Reserves                          
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office
Headquarters Building
260 Judge Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070
Session 3
3/7/18
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Special Services Division
PIO, School Resource, DARE,
TRIAD, Victims Assistance,
Animal Cruelty                    
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office
Headquarters Building
260 Judge Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070
Session 4
3/14/18
5:45pm - 9:00pm   
Civil Division
Administrative Services Division
Communications Division
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office
Headquarters Building
260 Judge Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070
Session 5
3/21/18
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Corrections Division Nelson Coleman Correctional Center
5061 Highway 3127
Killona, LA 70057
Session 6
3/28/18
5:45pm - 9:00pm 
Information Technology
Strategic Operations
Training Division
St. Charles Sheriff's Office
Training and Special Services Offices
220 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070
Session 7
4/4/18
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Criminal Investigations Bureau
JID, SID, CIB
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office
Headquarters Building
260 Judge Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070
Session 8
4/11/18
5:45pm - 9:00pm
Internet Crimes
Homeland Security
Crime Scene
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office
Headquarters Building
260 Judge Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070
Session 9
4/21/18
8:00am - 11:00am
Range
SRT
Lunch
Richard H. Benoit Memorial
Firing Range
5061 Highway 3127
Killona, LA 70057
Session 10
4/25/18                      Graduation TBA
6:00pm - 7:00pm


      To qualify for attending this Academy you must:
  • Be 21 years of age
  • Provide information necessary for a criminal background check
  • Work or live in St. Charles Parish
  • Commit to attending all classes
If you are interested in attending this training, complete the application in fillable PDF or MS Word and mail it to Cheryl Villere at 260 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, Louisiana 70070.  You may also call for more information at (985) 783-0205.  You will be notified upon your acceptance into the Academy.  Check back here to view schedule changes.
Nelson Coleman Correctional Center
5061 Highway 3127
Killona, LA 70057