SCSO congratulates NCSC graduates

Published 12:00 pm Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sheriff Greg Champagne is pleased to announce that six employees, consisting of supervisors and administrative staff from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office have just completed the National Command and Staff College Session 012. The S.C.P.S.O. hosted the program for the fourth time in 4 years at our training facility located on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling, Louisiana.
Sheriff Champagne stated, “We are pleased to announce that an additional six of our supervisors were able to graduate from the recent N.C.S.C. Program. To date, a total of 35 supervisors from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office have now completed this intensive graduate level college program preparing them as possible future command staff leaders within our agency. This is the largest number of supervisors from any single agency in the country that have graduated from this program.”
Graduates from the Twelfth Session of the N.C.S.C. are as follows:
Captain Richard Oubre, Lieutenant Jose Alvarenga, Sergeant Darryl Richardson, Sergeant Ronald Springer, III, Sergeant Burt Hazeltine, and Sergeant Andrew Peyton.
The N.C.S.C. consists of an extensive 8-week-long online Leadership Education Program totaling 240 hours of training. The program is concluded with an additional two-week, 80-hour residency that was proudly hosted for a third time at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. The two-week residency is finalized with a Capstone Project research paper and presentation by each attendee. The N.C.S.C. is comparable to the FBI National Academy and is one of the few intensive college-level training programs toward Law Enforcement available in the United States.
The program is the brainchild of Dr. Mitch Javidi, established in 2015 in conjunction with the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), with the N.C.S.C.’s first session being held in 2018 at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Champagne also collaborated with Dr. Javidi in the creation of the program during Sheriff Champagne’s tenure as President of the NSA.
A total number of twenty-three graduates from eleven different agencies spanning across three states (South Carolina, New Mexico, and Louisiana) attended the most recent session. These graduates have worked tirelessly to complete this course so that they can return to their respected agencies and share their knowledge and lessons learned. Please congratulate the men and women that graduated in the Twelfth Session of the National Command and Staff College program!