Contact Us

School Safety Hotline: 1-888-827-4637 or 1-601-942-2445 To contact Chief Tamica Hill: Phone: 601-794-1097 Fax: 601-794-1070 E-mail: tamica.hill@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

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"A Duty to Serve, An Honor to Protect"
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.

LCSD Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting is now conducted at the new Public Safety Office.

Address: 30 Liberty Pl Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Time & Date: 9am - 11am on Tuesday and Thursday

Cost:$40

If you have any questions contact:

Officer Bruce Smith - bruce.smith@lamark12.org

Chief Tamica Hill

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LCSD Police department - Chief of Police

Director of Public Safety


Chief Tamica Hill
Chief 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 was assigned to Oak Grove High School for 4 years. Her hobbies include photography and woodwork. 

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)794-1030

Email: tamica.hill@lamark12.org


By Terrence Taylor

Deputy Chief Roy Clingon

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LCSD 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. 

LCSD Police Department - Patrol Bicycle Unit

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LCSD - Patrol Bicycle Unit


  On January 25th -27th, 2019 the Lamar County School District Police Department hosted a 32 hour International Police Mountain Bike Association Course at Oak Grove High School.

  We were able to train four LCSDPD School Resource Officers and two University of Southern Mississippi Policemen as well. During the training our SROs learned how to go up and down stairs, hop curves, power slide and many other things. The skills they learned will be extremely helpful while patrolling around the district.

Getting ready for a hard day of training.

Det. Joel Hoskin of Slidell Police Department, the Instructor. 

Det. Hoskin showing us how to do the cones. 

Bicycle maintenance part of the course

Officer Holmes mastering the cone course

Officer Holmes mastering the stairs.

Officer Chris learning the cone course. 

Det. Hoskin with two of University of Southern Mississippi Police Officers. 

By Terrence Taylor

Serving and Protecting the Students of Lamar County

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Longleaf Elementary 

SRO Chad taking down the US Flag during bad weather.

Longleaf Elementary 

SRO Chad is teaching students at Longleaf Elementary on to properly folder the US Flag.

Oak Grove Upper & Lower Elementary

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

Oak Grove High School

Officer Hill and Taylor are showing the community base students, their patrol car.

The Parents As Teachers

 Track-a-Truck

Officer James representing the LCSD Police Department at the annual Track-a-Truck event.

MEET THE OFFICERS OF LCSD POLICE DEPARTMENT

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SSO Amber Hemel


SGT JOHN CHAMBLISS

SGT 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)758-4730

Email: john.chambliss@lamark12.org

SRO LOURIE N. FORMBY III
Officer Formby is a native of Picayune, MS. He graduated from Picayune Memorial High School and Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. He also attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary working towards a Master's Degree in Divinity. He retired from the U.S. Army with over 36 years. His law enforcement career includes four years as a Pearl River County Deputy Sheriff from 1989 to 1994. He is married with one son. His hobbies include: restoration, gardening, hunting and spending time with his family.

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)796-4483

Email: lourie.formby@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 Tony McSwain 

SGT JAMES GONZALES

SGT Gonzales has been in law enforcement for 22 years. He recently retired from Texas Highway Patrol. He has a long list of certifications from Firearm Instructor to Special Response Team member. SGT James is assigned to Lumberton Attendance Center. His hobbies consist of backpacking, camping, jogging and lifting weights. Interesting fact about SGT James is that he likes to cook in the old cowboy tradition with cast iron skillets on an outdoor fire. Ask him about his cowboy coffee. 

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)796-7472

Email: james.gonzales@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

SGT TERRENCE TAYLOR 

SGT 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 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 a missionary.

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-7232

Email: terrence.taylor@lamark12.org

SRO Robert Teck
Officer Teck or better known as Officer Bob. Officer Bob 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. Officer Bob is the District Residency Officer. His hobbies consist of hunting, fishing and traveling.  
Contact Info:
Email: robert.teck@lamark12.org

SRO FaDarryle Dillon

SRO Adam Jones


SSO Jerry Harris

SRO Ken Ritchey




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: tamica.hill@lamark12.org

Resources

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  • Department of Homeland Security - School Safety

    To enhance school safety, the Department of Homeland Security offers funding, training, and resources for efforts such as providing money for emergency preparedness, training school bus drivers in security and hardening school buildings’ vulnerability. http://www.dhs.gov/school-safety
  • Information about bullying

    StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying iswhat cyberbullying iswho is at risk, and how you can preventand respond to bullying.  http://www.stopbullying.gov/
  • School Bus Safety Information

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website with many useful tips for school bus safety and more. 
  • MDE

    Mississippi Department of Education K-12 Education Resource for teachers, grants reports, student assessment, special education, safe, orderly schools, and technology http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/
  • Department Of School Safety

    Department of School Safety is a community based collaborative effort on the part of the school system, community groups, local agencies, students, and parents. We welcome your input and the opportunity to be of assistance. http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/lead/osos/SchoolSafety.html