Pistol Range

Captain Frank Washington
Firearms Instructor
999 West Irene Road Zachary, LA 70791
Phone: (225) 389-8268
Fax: (225) 389-8272
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Captain Frank Washington oversees the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Firearms Range and all Firearms Training. He attended Southern University before joining the United States Air Force. Upon completing four years of Honorable and Meritorious service, including a tour of duty in Da Nang, Vietnam, Captain Washington joined the Baton Rouge Police Department. He performed various duties during his careers with the Baton Rouge Police Department including Uniform Patrol, School Liaison Officer, Recruiter, Counselor, Specialized Task Force and Interdiction, Driving and Firearms Instructor certifications. Captain Washington’s firearms training and proficiency are a result of his years of training with Renowned World Class Shooters and Trainers for 14 of his 29 years with the Baton Rouge Police Department. He is married with two sons, three grandchildren and a stepson and daughter.

Firearms Training Unit
The primary mission of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Firearms Training Unit is to train new Deputies to become safe and competent with issued handguns, shotguns, and patrol carbines through a multifaceted training program consisting of:

  • Fundamental Marksmanship
  • Combat/Survival Shooting
  • Scenario Based Tactical Training
  • Judgmental Shooting
  • Less Lethal Device Training (tasers, shotgun bean bag rounds, etc)

The Firearms Training Unit is staffed by 8 Instructors, who carry multiple certifications from recognized organizations such as Louisiana Police Officer Standards and Training Council, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Blackwater USA, SigArms Academy, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Ruger, Bushmaster, Action Target Training Academy and the National Rifle Association.

The FTU has among its staff 4 members of the EBRSO SWAT Team, 3 of which are Maritime Response Trained, 2 are Rescue/Recovery Divers, and all FTU staff are certified armorers for the various office issued weapons.

The FTU brings to the Deputies of the EBRSO and Cadets of the Capital Area Regional Training Academy over 100 years of firearms instruction experience.

The EBRSO FTU also provides training to the citizens of South Louisiana in the form of Concealed Carry Permit classes that are conducted at the EBRSO Range and Tactical Training Facility.

A Deputy working on her sight alignment.

SWAT Member sharing tactics with uniformed Deputies.

Captain Washington mentoring a shooter.



East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office  

8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive             

Baton Rouge, LA 70807              

225-389-5000 | EMERGENCIES DIAL 911