Seven Ascension Parish deputies graduate from CARTA

Staff Report
Pictured is Warden Paul Hall, Trey Richard, Patrick Landry, Lt. Col. Bobby Webre, Austin Gautreau, Carson Fee, Sheriff Jeff Wiley, Wendell Crawford, Paul McCrory, Eugene Ferguson, and Major Ward Webb after the CARTA Graduation held at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, July 7.

Ascension Parish Deputies Wendell Crawford, Carson Fee, Eugene Ferguson, Austin Gautreau, Patrick Landry, Paul McCrory, and Trey Richard graduated from the Capital Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA) in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, July 7.

Capital Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA) is a product of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. There were 43 graduates representing 15 agencies from across the state. The graduates learned physical training, legal and report writing skills, law enforcement history, and numerous other topics and skills.

“This graduation represents 11 weeks of hard work and resulted in all of these deputies attaining their POST certification,” said Sheriff Jeff Wiley.

Ascension Staff Sergeant Eugene Ferguson was elected by his peers to be the class president, and Deputy Paul McCrory was elected as vice-president. Sheriff Wiley expressed his pride in their accomplishment and challenged them to continue their formal education as they continue to serve others as Ascension deputies.