Five officers with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office graduated October 20, 2023 from the Peace Officer Standards and Training III for Correctional officers during a ceremony at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center in Hammond.

Officers who participated in the 120-hour POST Corrections training are Jared Sensebe, Kayon Brumfield, Kaden Massey, Kaleb Derouen and Justin Williams.

While officers may work in Corrections without being a peace officer, the Corrections certification bestows a higher level of authority to carry out job duties.

Students attended several hours of coursework including legal aspects, report writing, use of force, CPR/Stop the Bleed , chemical agent, defensive tactics, baton, shotgun, taser, and basic jail guidelines.

Officer liability, inmate rights, transporting and escorting inmates, functions of a jail, principles of jail security, suicide prevention, and booking, classification, and release procedures were among the topics discussed.