There will be new police officers hitting the street in the five parish area soon after this Thursday's training Academy graduation.  The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office training academy is set to graduate their 117th class.

Thirty One Police Officers from the five parish area are set to get their certifications and begin serving our community.  Officers from Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis parish Sheriff's Offices will graduate.

Also several other city agencies will have recruits graduating from Sulphur, Elton, DeRidder, Oakdale, Coushatta Tribal, and McNeese police departments.

The graduation takes place at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center in the Contraband Room which is located on the second floor.