Nine corrections academy graduates successfully completed a 90-hour Post Level III Corrections Course. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office held a ceremony Feb. 28 at The Forest restaurant in Franklin recognizing the graduates for their accomplishment. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office conducts training for its own personnel as well as law enforcement officers from other local and regional agencies. The Basic Corrections Course includes a wide variety of curriculum such as Department of Corrections guidelines, jail policies and procedures, inmate supervision, defensive tactics and emergency response. From left are Capt. Brian Charpentier, SMPSO Academy director; St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Adam Patin, Avery Breaux, Maverick Collie, Trenton Thames and Kristen Landry; Morgan City Police Department Correctional Officers Phillip Durel Jr. and Dustin Businelle; and Capt. Joe Clements, SMPSO assistant director.