SERGEANT BARRY COOPER GRADUATES FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Corrections Sergeant Barry Cooper, a resident of Mt. Hermon, recently graduated from the Louisiana Police Officers Standards and Training Academy hosted by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputy Cooper excelled in all aspects of the academy training, obtaining the highest academic average in his class. The ten week academy curriculum is designed for corrections deputies and features corrections specific legal and operational instruction. Academy Director Captain Jeremy Church and Lt. Simmons traveled to Franklinton on June 18 to present Sgt. Cooper with his award plaque.
Sgt. Cooper serves in the role of investigator in the jail. Not only does he investigate any incidents involving inmates or staff, but also he monitors the gathering of intelligence regarding criminal activity both inside and outside the jail.
"Sgt. Cooper is an outstanding employee," stated Sheriff Randy Seal. "He is a proven corrections professional and exemplifies the best of the best. Congratulations, Sgt. Cooper, on your completion of the rigorous academy curriculum and your achievement in obtaining the highest academic average."