Chief L.M. Claiborne
Past President – Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police
Chief L M Claiborne, Jr. was born on January 22, 1957 in Holmes County (Tchula, MS). He has been the Chief of Police of the Louisville (MS) Police Department since September 2006 and is the first African American to do so in a permanent position. He served as the Director of Training and Exercises for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Homeland Security from January 2004 – August 2006. Between 1980 and 2000, he served in various law enforcement positions with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol which included Law Enforcement Officer, Training Officer, Crime Scene Investigator, Traffic Accident Reconstructionist, Director of Training, Assistant Troop Commander, and Director of Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP)/Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety where he was the first African American to do so. He served in the United States Army Infantry from 1975 through 1979 and the Mississippi Army National Guard from 1981 through 2001.
He received Traffic Accident Reconstruction Training from the University of North Florida, MHP Cadet Training from Hinds Community College, and Emergency Medical Training from Holmes Community College. He is also certified as a Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer, NRA Firearms Instructor, Police Driving Instructor, and Traffic Radar Instructor. He has been certified by ODP to teach Buffer Zone Protection Planning and to teach basic Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) awareness; by the Mississippi Board of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training to teach traffic control, crowd control, standardized field sobriety, defensive tactics, handcuffing, proper use of force, ethics and report writing; and by the U. S. Office of Homeland Security to conduct threat and risk assessments.
Chief Claiborne is currently serving as the immediate past president of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police.
He and hjs family are members of the Still Valley Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher.
He is married to Delmethric Haynes Claiborne. They have two children - LaQuintis who is married to Kim Triplett and lives in Jonesboro, GA and Chrysanthia who is a junior at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).
Louisville Police Department
2363 South Church Ave.
Louisville, MS 39339
Leslie Loving- Secretary
Leslie has been secretary of the Louisville
Police for 8 years.
The Mission Statement
The mission of the Louisville police department is to maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement services to citizens in the community, within prescribed ethical, budgetary and constitutional constraints. This department strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice, and consistent appearance of justice. The chief of police recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. This department actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to assist in bringing to justice those that violate the law.
The following objectives have been established to accomplish the mission within the budgetary, legal and manpower constraints imposed on the department.
A. Protect life and property: to provide services that contribute to the preservation of life, the protection of property and the safety of the community.
B. Maintain public order: to maintain peace and public order. To assist during times of natural, manmade or technological occurrences or diasters. To provide for the safe and effective flow of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the investigation of traffic related accidents.
C. Prevent, detect and investigate criminal activity: to prevent crime through aggressive patrol that limits the opportunity for a crime to occur, and through education of citizens that reduce the likelihood of them becoming victims of crime. To provide a through, appropriate, and efficient investigation of criminal activity.
D. Apprehension of offenders: to provide for the expeditious and prudent apprehension of suspected violators of the law, regardless of an individual's status in the community.
E. Community service: to provide the resources necessary for assisting citizens under special non-criminal circumstances.
F. Compliance with ethical standards and professionalism: to ensure integrity and adherence to the professional standards of the agency by investigating all complaints against agency personnel. To provide for the training needs of officers and promote a high rate of proficiency in the officers of the agency. To address the career development goals of agency personnel.
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