BPCC Becomes Preferred Training Partner for the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and Bossier City Police

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March 4, 2024 by Ryan Hadden

Sheriff Whittington is pleased to announce that he has signed an agreement with BPCC to provide educational opportunities to Bossier Sheriff’s Office personnel.
Amanda Crane, Digital Communications Coordinator with BPCC, stated the following in a news release:
“Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) is pleased to announce a significant partnership agreement with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and the Bossier City Police Department. This strategic alliance, effective immediately, solidifies BPCC as the preferred training partner for law enforcement personnel in Bossier Parish.”
“The agreement formalizes a long-standing collaboration between BPCC, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, and the Bossier City Police Department, aiming to enhance the quality of education and training provided to law enforcement professionals. Under this partnership, BPCC agrees to provide training leading to associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and industry-based credentials to the personnel of the BPSO and the BCPD and the law enforcement agencies agree to make BPCC their preferred (though not exclusive) training partner.”
‘Sheriff Julian Whittington of Bossier Parish expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “This collaboration reinforces our dedication to fostering professional development opportunities for our deputies. We are firm believers in education and with deputies being able to obtain 15 credit hours upon completion of the academy, The hope is that more will continue working toward their associate degree at BPCC. We currently offer tuition and pay incentives to help deputies obtain their associate degree. By partnering with BPCC, we can ensure that our law enforcement personnel receive top-notch training that aligns with industry best practices.” ‘
The agreement was signed by BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Sheriff Whittington, and BCPD Chief Daniel Haugen on Monday morning.