LaPlace man joins state police

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, June 10, 2014

GRAY — Louisiana State Police Troop C recently received six new Troopers, which included a LaPlace native, as they reported to Troop C for their orientation.

The six Troopers were among 46 cadets to have recently graduated The Louisiana State Police Training Academy as State Police Cadet Class No. 92.

Cadets trained in areas such as crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, DWI detection, traffic incident management and leadership.

“These Troopers have all distinguished themselves during their 19 week training academy, and I am proud to welcome them to the Troop C family,” Capt. Darrin Naquin, Louisiana State Police Captain Troop C, said.

Jonathan James of LaPlace is a new Trooper.

He worked as a Louisiana Department of Public Safety police officer for two years and won the award as the Top Driver during the Emergency Vehicle Operations Center training.