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Training Academy

LSP Cadet and Basic Police Officer Training
Academy Life
In-Service Training
Emergency Vehicle Operations Center
Applied Technology

7901 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 925-6121 (phone)
(225) 925-6106 (fax)

The State Police Training Academy provides basic training for State Police cadets, and continuing training for troopers. The Academy also provides continuing education training for other law enforcement agencies, and for DPS non-commissioned personnel.

LSP Cadet Training and Basic Police Officer Training

The Louisiana State Police Training Academy has developed a training program in which the cadet is trained and educated to become self-disciplined, vocationally competent, mentally mature, physically sound, emotionally stable, and a leader in the community. Cadets participate in a demanding course of study involving classroom work, independent assignments, and practical "hands on" training.

LSP Cadet Class 91
September 28, 2008 through February 6, 2009
74 new Troopers graduated
Cadet Class 91 Photo Album / Videos

LSP Cadet Class 90
April 11, 2008 through August 8, 2008
20 new Troopers graduated
Cadet Class 90 Photo Album

LSP Basic Police Academy 48
January 15, 2008 through March 20, 2008
20 Law Enforcement Officers graduated

LSP Cadet Class 89
August 13, 2007 through December 12, 2007
61 new Troopers graduated
Cadet Class 89 Photo Album

LSP Cadet Class 88
January, 29 2007 through June 15, 2007
48 new Troopers graduated

LSP Basic Police Academy 47
September 11, 2006 through November 17, 2006
19 Law Enforcement Officers graduated

Academy Life

In-Service Training

In-service training encompasses such areas as firearms, defensive tactics, use of force, legal updates, and defensive driving recertification.

Emergency Vehicle Operations Center

The Louisiana State Police Emergency Vehicle Operations Center is located on approximately 270 acres at the Joint Emergency Services Training Center in Zachary, Louisiana. This facility allows the Academy to teach Emergency Vehicle Operations, Defensive Driving, Officer Survival and Dignitary Protection to both law enforcement personnel and civilians.

The EVOC facility includes an administrative building which houses the EVOC staff, a 50 student classroom, and a driving and firearms simulator room. There is also an on-site garage capable of routine vehicle maintenance and repairs to maintain the vehicle fleet that is permanently assigned to the facility. The driving area includes a 400 x 600 skills pad, a skid pan, an urban grid, and an exterior circumference of 2 miles which includes a 2/3 mile straight-away with a simulated interstate. Other types of roadways include secondary highways and dirt/gravel roads. A main tower located in the center of the driving course controls traffic-control devices at key intersections and has full communication capabilities.

Applied Technology

The Applied Technology Section is responsible for installation, maintenance, and recertification of all Intoxilyzer 5000 instruments. Applied Technology is also the coordinating section for the Standardized Field Sobriety and Drug Evaluation and Classification programs for Louisiana. Since 2004 the section has conducted Intoxilyzer 5000, SFST and Drug Recognition training for over 8,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges.



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