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Academy Staff


1st. Lt. Russell Madere, Maj. Tim Lucas, Sgt. Taylor Billiot, 1st. Lt. Andy Scott, Lt. Michael Morrison

(as pictured left to right)

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office

Regional Training Academy and Rifle Range

2100 Savanne Road

Houma, La. 70364 

(985) 857-0259

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy is facilitated at the TPSO Rifle Range. It is responsible for basic law enforcement training for new law enforcement and correctional officers. Lesson plans meet the requirements of the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council. In conjunction with offering what is required, extensive elective courses which better prepare officers for their career are taught. This training is not limited to within our jurisdiction. However, agencies from around the state send their upcoming Law Enforcement Officers through this course.


This team is comprised of employees of the Houma Police Department (PFC. Andy Scott) and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office (Capt. Tim Lucas, 1st Lt. Jamie Trahan, Lt. Michael Morrison, and Sgt. Taylor Billiot). In conjunction with the training of new employees, our team also is responsible for the recertification of all current employees.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy is a POST Basic Law Enforcement Academy (Level 1) consisting of approximately 600 hours of training.  The students must be commissioned Law Enforcement Officers (as per Louisiana P.O.S.T. Standards).


The tuition for this Academy is eight hundred and fifty dollars ($850.00) which is due on the first day of the academy or prior (Payable to Terrebonne S.O. Training Academy).  The academy will accept personnel from any Law Enforcement Agency in the state.  Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office also has affordable offsite lodging that can be provided per request.


The hours of the Academy will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.  These hours will vary on occasion according to the schedule.


Students will have to participate in Physical Training to meet Louisiana P.O.S.T. and Academy requirements; therefore, students should not attend if they have any physical limitations.  There is not any entrance test only an exit PT Test (50%).  Students will be required to meet at least 70% on all Academic sections, and 80% on Louisiana P.O.S.T. firearms course in order to graduate the academy.


List of Training Highlights

  • Louisiana POST Certified Peace Officer (Level 1)

  • Medic One 1stAid / CPR / AED Certified

  • Safariland / MonadnockDefensive Tactics Certified

  • Safariland / MonadnockPR-24 Certified

  • Safariland / MonadnockMEB Certified

  • Sabre- Chemical Agents/Munitions/Pepper Spray Certifications

  • TASER Certified

  • Emergency Vehicle Operators Course - Certification

  • Police Traffic RADAR / LIDAR Certification

  • DWI Detection& SFST- Certification

  • Intoxilizer Certifications

  • Law Enforcement Flying Armed- Certification

  • Qualified Handgun/ Remington 870 Police Shotgun/Patrol Rifle

  • Extensive Tactical Shooting

  • Extensive Active Shooter Training

If you are interested in sending anyone or if there are any questions concerning this, please E-Mail or Call 985-857-0259



Below are classes currently offered by The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy. Click the links on the course description to get additional information about each class. For any IPTM Hosted Courses, please follow the payment information on the course flier as well as filling out our registration form.

For any additional information please contact us by E-Mail or Call 985-857-0259

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Impaired Driving: Drug Recognition......................(March 14&16, 2024)

Drugs and Drug Recognition.....................................(July 25&26, 2024)

Ground Control.............................(Feb 29, May 16, August 15, Oct 10)


The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy is facilitated at the TPSO Rifle Range. It is a state of the art facility with classroom and outdoor training accommodations including both pistol and rifle ranges. Cadets will have the ability to train on both paper and steel reactive targets. See the link below for our range facility information.

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