Every year, the Caddo Sheriff's Office hold a concealed firearms carry class. This class is a very important service offered to locals by the Sheriff's Office to educate people, not only on gun safety, but self protection while in a public setting. Sheriff Prator greatly believes in the right to safely and legally carry a firearm in the city. The class is fairly priced and open to almost any non-felon citizen over 21.

The Caddo Sheriff's Office is offering state-required training course for anyone 21 and older who would like to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Citizens can complete most of the state requirements in one stop by attending a class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy on October 17, November 14, or December 12. The course includes classroom instruction, firing range instruction, and a qualifications course.

Participants should be familiar with how to safely load and unload their firearm before attending the course. This is only the class needed in order to apply for a Louisiana State Concealed Handgun Permit. More Information about the state permit application and process can be found at The Louisiana State Police website.

The cost to attend is $100 and includes fingerprints. Pre-registration is required by calling Community Programs at 681-0875.