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    School Safety Hotline: 1-888-827-4637 or 1-601-942-2445

    To contact Chief Rosser:
    Phone: 601-794-1097
    Fax: 601-794-1070
    E-mail: steve.rosser@lamarcountyschools.org

    To contact Deputy Chief Roy Clingon:
    Phone: 601-794-1068
    Fax: 601-794-1069
    E-mail: roy.clingon@lamarcountyschools.org

    If you are not sure which officer you need to contact:
    E-mail: sro@lamarcountyschools.org
    (An E-mail will be sent to all officers in the district)
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Lamar County School District Police Department

24 days ago

About US

The Lamar County School District Police Department employs full-time sworn police officers, and school safety officers, all of whom are assigned to schools throughout Lamar County. While our primary role is to maintain order and security on and near school facilities, school police officers provide far more than standard law enforcement efforts. School Police Officers are responsible for campus patrol, initial case investigations, subsequent follow-up, and, when necessary, making arrests. Additionally, the Officers provide classroom presentations, counsel students and parents, engage students through mentoring, and serve as positive role models to help promote healthy relationships between youth and law enforcement. As a result, the students benefit by being better able to concentrate their time and attention on what matters most: learning and growing.

Chief Steve Rosser

about 1 month ago

LCSD POLICE DEPARTMENT - CHIEF OF POLICE

SAFETY DIRECTOR 

 CHIEF ROSSER

Steve Rosser was born in Florida and has resided in Jones county for most of his life. He graduated from South Jones High School. Chief Rosser has 29 years of law enforcement experience. He started his career at the Hattiesburg Police Department. During his 16 years, there he served in many roles, a few are K-9 Patrol Officer, SWAT Team Member, Patrol Division Commander and Director of Training for the Hattiesburg Police Department.

Chief Rosser is the Director of Public Safety for the Lamar County School District. In his 13 years at the LCSD, he has developed a well-trained police force which serves as a model for other school districts in Mississippi and our Team has developed comprehensive safety protocols for various emergency situations which might arise in a school setting. He along with the officers provide training to school personnel in school safety and security and conducts intense training for school police officers. Chief Rosser has implemented many new safety mechanisms at all of the Lamar County Schools to increase safety and security for our students, staff and visitors.

Chief Rosser and his wife, Dena, have been married for 24 years and have two (2) children and they attend Venture Church.

Chief Rosser is a NRA Firearm Instructor, Defensive Tactic Instructor and Concealed Carry Instructor just to name a few of his certifications.  He hosts Concealed Carry Course in the community to help citizens better protect themselves. His hobbies consist of hunting, fishing and farming

Deputy Chief Roy Clingon

about 1 month ago

LCSP POLICE DEPARTMENT - DEPUTY CHIEF

LEAD INVESTIGATOR


DEPUTY CHIEF CLINGON

Deputy Chief Clingon or better known as Officer Roy is from Hattiesburg, MS. He graduated from Forrest County Agriculture High School. He has over 30 years of Law Enforcement experience and started his career with the MS Highway Patrol. He retired from MS Hwy Patrol but worked his way up through the ranks from Trooper, Master Sergeant with Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Troop J Executive Officer, Interim Troop Commander at his retirement. Deputy Chief Clingon has multiple certificates; Level I, Level II and Level III Accident Reconstruction, Cross Trained Entry/Sniper for MHP SWAT, Certified Investigator Program, Crime Scene Investigation and many others. He has been with the Lamar County School District for over 5 years and he says often, “that this is the best job he ever had.” His hobbies include hunting, fishing and kayaking. 

MEET THE OFFICERS OF LCSD POLICE DEPARTMENT

2 months ago

SSO EVELYN CAMERON

Officer Cameron graduated from Lumberton High School. She has 16 years’ law enforcement experience. She worked as a Correctional Officer at Lamar County Sheriff’s Department and has been a School Safety Officer with Lamar County Schools for 11 years. She is currently assigned to Jefferson Todd Alternative School Program and her hobbies include gardening, fishing and spending time with her family and friends. 

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)794-1097

Email: evelyn.cameron@lamark12.org

SRO JOHN CHAMBLISS

Officer Chambliss or "Officer John" graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Criminology and was commissioned as an Officer in the US Army.  He has earned Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Strategic Studies.  He has 30 years in law enforcement, serving first in the Active Army as an Airborne Military Police Officer, retiring after 27 years.  Officer John is currently assigned to the Sumrall Middle and High Schools.  Hobbies include farming, motorcycle riding and coin collecting.

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)758-4289 or 758-4730

Email: john.chambliss@lamark12.org

SRO TAMICA HILL 

Officer Hill graduated from Purvis High School. She served in the US Air Force where she started her law enforcement career. She worked at Purvis Police Department as a patrolman and is assigned to Oak Grove High School. Her hobbies include photography and football. She currently playing flag football and she is on Mississippi first female tackle football team as the starring running back.

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-3858

Email: tamica.hill@lamark12.org

SRO CHRIS DUNGAN

Officer Dungan graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS degree in Criminal Justice. He worked at Sumrall Police Department for 8 years and served as their Chief of Police for 6 years. He is currently assigned to Oak Grove Middle School. Officer Dungan resides in Sumrall with his wife and two children. His hobbies include spending time with family & friends and traveling to watch his 8-year-old daughter compete on an all-star cheerleading team.

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-4634

Email: chris.dungan@lamark12.org

SRO DEREK HOLMES 

Officer Holmes is from Walthall County. He has 10 years of law enforcement experience. He graduated from the Hattiesburg Police Academy. At HPD he was a patrolman, STAR Team Sniper and a Motorcycle Traffic Officer. He is currently assigned to Longleaf Elementary and his hobbies consist of fishing and riding his motorcycle.

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-3858

Email: derek.holmes@lamark12.org

SRO CHAD PHILLIPS 

Officer Phillips graduated from Purvis High School and attended JCJC. He served in the U.S. Navy where he started his law enforcement career. He worked at the Hattiesburg Police Department as a patrolman and currently assigned to Sumrall Elementary School. His hobbies include church, outdoor survival, hunting, fishing and his favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-3858

Email: chad.phillips@lamark12.org

SRO BRUCE SMITH

Officer Smith was born in New Orleans, LA and attended Southern University of Baton Rouge. He has 13 years of Law Enforcement experience and started his career with the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Office. Officer Smith worked as a Field Agent for Drug Court, a Weight Enforcement Officer for M.D.O.T. and Patrol Officer for Forrest General Hospital. Officer Smith is assigned to Oak Grove Upper and Lower Elementary. His hobbies include music and sports. 

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-6742

Email: bruce.smith@lamark12.org

SRO TERRENCE TAYLOR 

Officer Taylor attended the University of Southern Mississippi and got his BA is Criminal Justice. He served in the US Army for 12 years as a Military Policeman. He started is his local law enforcement career at Jackson Police Department and worked at Hattiesburg PD as a patrolman. He is currently assigned to Oak Grove High School and his hobbies include working out, hiking and traveling the world with his family and as missionary.

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-3858

Email: terrence.taylor@lamark12.org

SRO ROBERT TECK 

Officer Teck or better known as Officer Bob by Oak Grove Primary students graduated from Purvis High School. He has 21 years of law enforcement experience. He worked at Hattiesburg Police Department, where he served in a number of roles. Some include patrolman, NET Team Member and Motorcycle Traffic Officer. He is currently assigned to Oak Grove Primary and his hobbies consist of hunting, fishing and traveling.   

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-9764

Email: robert.teck@lamark12.org

SRO Wayne White 

Officer White is from Bassfield, MS. He has 32 years of law enforcement experience with the MS Highway Patrol. While working with MHP had a lot of different roles but his favorite assignment was being on the SWAT Team for five years. He recently retired from MHP and is assigned to District Office working as the Residence Investigator. His hobbies include hunting and traveling.

SRO David Lewis

Officer Lewis graduated from Purvis High School and currently live in Lumberton, MS. He is married with three kids. He has 6 years of Law Enforcement experience, he started at Purvis Police Department and went to Forrest General Police Department. He is assigned to Baxterville Attendance Center. He is a Die-Hard Saints Fan and his hobby include fishing and PlayStation.

SRO

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS
- Protect and serve as a highly visible law enforcement officer on campus.
- Provide safety programs and coordinate special programs in the area of law enforcement.
- Take steps appropriate and consistent with a law enforcement officer’s duty when a crime occurs.
- Conduct criminal investigations, and collect information, intelligence, and evidence regarding criminal violations on campus.

The Lamar County School District operates its own police force in accordance with the requirements and regulations of the Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards & Training. The district employs certified law enforcement officers as school resource officers. The Police Officers are certified by the State of Mississippi and are vested with the power to keep and preserve the peace on school property, including the power to make arrests, detain violators, and execute all the powers of a constable.


To contact us:
Phone: 601-794-1097
Fax: 601-794-1070
E-mail: steve.rosser@lamarcountyschools.org

Serving and Protecting the Students of Lamar County

12 days ago

Oak Grove Upper & Lower Elementary

Officer Bruce is teaching the students the importance of Law Enforcement Officers.

Purvis Lower Elementary

Officer Tommy is  sharing lunch with his students.

Longleaf Elementary

Officer Derek is going through the bad weather drill with his students.

Resources

3 months ago