Public Classes

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office offers several informative classes which are open to the public. Check out our ONLINE CALENDAR for our class schedule. If you would like to sign up for a course, simply click on that calendar event and follow the registration instructions.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Course - This self-defense course is designed exclusively for women and takes place over the course of three days, usually in the evening at a specified location. Participants must attend all three nights to complete the course which is instructed by certified R.A.D. instructions from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Check our CALENDAR for scheduled dates. For more information, Email DeAnn Barrios, or call (985) 449-4436.

radKIDS Defense Course - "RAD" in "radKIDS" stands for "Resist Aggression Defensively." The objective of radKIDS is to provide educational opportunities for children and parents, concerning awareness and self-defense strategies, instilling confidence and reducing the possibility of adverse physical control and/or harm. There is a $10 fee charged to cover the expense of the course materials. Classes are typically held during the summer months around the parish. Check our CALENDAR for scheduled dates. For more information, Email Sgt. Carla Landry, or call (985) 537-9652.

Concealed Handgun Course - Anyone applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit from the State of Louisiana MUST complete a Concealed Handgun Course. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office offers this single-day course as often as each month throughout the year. The course is held at the Shooting Range Facility includes classroom instruction and live range fire. The cost of the course is $110. Advance registration is required and can be submitted online HERE. Check our CALENDAR for scheduled dates, or for more information, Email Lt. Lafate Day, or call (985) 803-1062.

FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation Course - “FIRST” stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training.” This class is designed for first-time firearms owners and persons looking to learn basic fundamentals about firearm ownership. The course is approximately 4 hours, and the cost is $50. Participants are also required to bring 50 rounds of ammuntiion, eye protection and ear protection. Check our CALENDAR for scheduled dates. For more information Email Lt. Lafate Day, or call (985) 803-1062.

Hunter’s Education Course* - This FREE two-day course is for ages 10 and up and covers topics such as hunter responsibility and ethics, how firearms work and firearms safety, survival and first aid skills, firearm handling skills and hunting techniques, wildlife identification, game care, and information related to wildlife conservation and management. Classes are held periodically throughout the year. Click here for a schedule and to register for any upcoming classes in Lafourche and around the state. For more information on Hunter's Education, Email Lt. Nolan Smith,or call (985) 449-4480.

Hunter’s Education Field Day* - Designed as alternative to taking the two-day Hunter Education classroom course, the “Field Day” is a FREE 5-hour session on a single day and for those who opt to take the online Hunter Safety Course. To attend a Field Day, you MUST complete the the online Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Home Study Course ($15 fee) and present the completion voucher at the Field Day. Entry will be denied unless completed forms are presented, and a written test must also be completed on site. Field Days are held periodically throughout the year. Click here for a schedule and to register for any upcoming Field Days in Lafourche and around the state. For more information on Hunter's Education, Email Lt. Lafate Day, or call (985) 803-1062.

*Anyone born after September 1, 1969, who wishes to obtain a hunting license in Louisiana, must successfully complete a hunter education course. Exceptions may be granted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for active or veteran members of the United States armed services, for any P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement officer, or for persons who are under the direct supervision of a person 18-years or older who is already licensed and has taken the approved course. Exceptions must be applied for and approved by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.