Citizens Academy is held once a week, from  April through June, at the Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center, 947 Cambridge Drive, LaPlace. For more information, call 985.359.8685.

Community involvement plays a crucial role in fighting crime and developing relationships between citizens and law enforcement. To strengthen partnerships between the community and the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mike Tregre hosts the annual Citizens Academy. This FREE program provides participants with an insider’s view of the operations of the Sheriff’s Office in a relaxed and interactive setting.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and live or work in St. John the Baptist Parish.

In our Citizens Academy, you will learn about the following:

  • 911 and Community/Public Relations
  • Uniform Patrol  
  • K-9
  • Traffic 
  • Reserves 
  • Criminal Investigations 
  • Narcotics/Special Operations 
  • Crisis Management Unit
  • Fleet Management
  • Information Technology / Records
  • Internal Affairs & Polygraphy
  • Corrections & Correctional Facility
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Training & Firearm Simulator
  • Human Resources & Administrative Services


Complete and return the application

Once completed, return in person or by mail to:

Return in Person to:
 Bernell Charles, Sr.
Percy Hebert Building
1801 W. Airline Hwy.
LaPlace, LA  70068

Mail to:
 Bernell Charles, Sr.
St John Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 1600
LaPlace, LA  70068

Background check is required, and applicants must pledge to attend all classes.

Participants will be notified on acceptance into the academy.

For more information call: (985) 359-8685