Sheriff Prator announced that applications for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Program are now available until June 20

Caddo Parish, LA – According to the statement, auxiliary deputies supplement full-time Caddo sheriff’s deputies by volunteering their services to the Sheriff’s Office in a non-enforcement capacity. 

CPSO officials also said that auxiliary deputies may serve as chaplains.

According to Sheriff Prator, they also assist with traffic control, road closures during major weather events, funeral escorts, community programs, events by nonprofit organizations within the community, and perform administrative tasks within the sheriff’s office.

People who who sign up must attend an eight-week training course on Mondays and Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. at Sheriff’s Safety Town located at 8910 Jewella Avenue in Shreveport starting on July 11.

The course includes first aid, CPR, escort procedures, vehicle driving courses, a tour of the Caddo Correctional Center, crime scene identification, radio procedures and more.

Graduates are required to complete 72 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours on patrol with a full-time deputy.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have no criminal history, and possess a valid driver’s license. 

More information here.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.