BCPD now accepting applications for reserve police officer academy

BCPD now accepting applications for reserve police officer academy

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Looking for a career in law enforcement? A chance to protect and serve has come up on one side of the Red River.

Applications are now being accepted for Bossier City Police Department's next reserve police officer academy.

The deadline for applications is March 29, 2019. Training will be held at the Bossier City Public Safety Training Center, 5850 Shed Road.

"Reserve Police officers are members of the community who are trained under state requirements as certified law enforcement officers and supplement the full-time Bossier City Police Officers in a variety of duties. Bossier City Reserve Police Officers serve on a volunteer basis and possess the same law enforcement authority as full-time officers while they are on-duty," reads a news release from BCPD.

Members of the BCPD Reserve Police Unit include U.S. Air Force personnel, firefighters, business owners, and professionals.

The unit performs tasks such as patrol, security and traffic control at special events, and assisting the patrol division during emergency situations that require additional law enforcement personnel. Reserve officers also assist with sobriety/safety checkpoints, special operations, and public relations events.

Training sessions are over a three-month period on a few weeknights each week and some Saturdays. Forms can be downloaded here or are available for pickup at the second floor offices of Bossier City Police Department, 620 Benton Road.

For more information, call (318) 741-8664 or (318) 741-8602.

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