As part of the ongoing training of law enforcement officers, on January 29th, 30th and 31st, 2019, the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office hosted the Drew & Drew training course. The speakers, Judge Harmon Drew and Ms. Jean Drew, have presented this program to thousands of officers’ state wide for many years. Judge Drew is retired from the Second Circuit Court of Appeal and Ms. Drew was a law clerk at the same court for many years.
The course updated the police officer’s knowledge of criminal laws and recent court decisions that affect the work they do on a day-to-day basis. As a special guest this year, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, of New Orleans, along with his staff, made a presentation on January 29th on the importance of accurate and timely report writing.
In attendance were law enforcement officers from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police Troop B, Louisiana Probation & Parole, the 25th Judicial District Court and District Attorney’s Office staff members. Due to the quality of the program and the certification requirements of police officers now, the course also had officers from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Angie Police Department, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Gabriel Police Department, U.S. Park Rangers, Harahan Police Department, Westwego Police Department, East Jefferson Levee District Police Department, New Orleans Levee District Police Department and Washington Police Department. A total of 257 attendees attended the program and obtained the certification it provided.
As part of our dedication to our community, the Plaquemines Parish District Attorney’s Office and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office strive to provide our law enforcement officers with the most current knowledge and training, so they are better prepared to protect and serve. We appreciate all those in attendance and look forward to sponsoring this event in future years.
District Attorney Charles J. Ballay & Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich