Twenty-five recruits representing seven law enforcement agencies began training today at the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy in Plain Dealing.  They'll spend the next twelve weeks going through intensive training in weapons qualification, academic testing, physical fitness, officer survival skills, chemical weapons, and a wide range of other law enforcement issues.  Those who successfully complete the course will be Peace Officers Standards Training (or P.O.S.T.) certified.  The Academy is operated by the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office and this is the eighth class offered there since it opened in early 2009.  Recruits in this class represent the Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office, Bossier City Marshal's Office, Bossier City Police Department, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, Minden Police Department, and Webster Parish Sheriff's Office.  They're scheduled to graduate in early November.