Bossier Youth Leadership visits law enforcement agencies

Bossier Youth Leadership visits law enforcement agencies
Sandy Franks, Bossier Youth Leadership Coordinator, speaks to the students at the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy before touring the academy and the Bossier Maximum Security Facility (Source: Deputy Josh Cagle, BPSO)
Sandy Franks, Bossier Youth Leadership Coordinator, speaks to the students at the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy before touring the academy and the Bossier Maximum Security Facility (Source: Deputy Josh Cagle, BPSO)

BOSSIER PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Members of the Bossier Youth Leadership Program experienced different aspects of law enforcement during tours of various governmental agencies Tuesday.

40 high school juniors from Bossier Parish high schools met with representatives from each of the Bossier law enforcement agencies.

The students learned the different roles and responsibilities of each agency and how they work together to keep the public safe.

The high school juniors attended a court session in Bossier City. They also got to tour the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy and received instruction about the training it takes for a person to become a certified law enforcement officer.

The students then toured the Bossier Maximum Security Facility where they learned how inmates are booked, classified and some of the day-to-day operations that take place in the correctional facility.

Juniors from all 6 high schools in Bossier parish who have demonstrated leadership abilities can become members of the program, which is sponsored by the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and the Bossier Parish School Board.

The program is intended to develop and strengthen the students' leadership skills.

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