Contact Us

School Safety Hotline: 1-888-827-4637 or 1-601-942-2445 To contact Chief Tamica Hill: Phone: 601-794-1061 Fax: 601-794-1070 E-mail: tamica.hill@lamarcountyschools.org To contact Deputy Chief Terrrence Taylor: Phone: 601-794-1068 Fax: 601-794-1069 E-mail: terrence.taylor@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)

Lamar County School District Police Department

3 months ago

About US


"A Duty to Serve, An Honor to Protect"



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

Appointments only made by Campus Administration.

Cost: $40 (Cash, Check, or Money Order)

If you have any questions contact:

Administrative Assistant- Reyah Ashford

Office # (601)794-1061

Email: reyah.ashford@lamarcountyschools.org

Chief Tamica Hill

3 months ago

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 Terrence Taylor

3 months ago

LCSD POLICE DEPARTMENT - DEPUTY CHIEF

LEAD INVESTIGATOR


DEPUTY TERRENCE TAYLOR

Deputy Chief 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 as Deputy Chief over the Police Department and his hobbies include working out, hiking and traveling the world with his family and as a missionary.

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)794-1061

Email: terrence.taylor@lamark12.org

LCSD Police Department - Patrol Bicycle Unit

3 months ago

LCSD - Patrol Bicycle Unit


 Lamar County School District has up to six officers that have completed the 32 hour Bicycle Training as of 2023. 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 and help increase safety during special events. 

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

LCSD-Police Department / Crisis Intervention Team

3 months ago

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

MEET THE OFFICERS OF LCSD POLICE DEPARTMENT

12 days ago

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


SGT KEN RITCHEY 

Currently assigned to Oak Grove Elementary School. 
Contact Info:
Phone #: 
Email: Ken.ritchey@lamark12.org



SGT CHRIS DUNGAN 

SGT 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 Sumrall Middle & High School. SGT 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)

Email: chris.dungan@lamark12.org



SRO ADAM PARKER

Adam Parker serves as the School Resource Officer for Purvis High School and Purvis Middle School.  Officer Parker began his career by completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Following graduation, he served for two years at the South Mississippi Bureau of Forensic Services, working as a crime scene investigator.  During his time as a CSI, Officer Parker earned multiple certifications in various forensic specialties.  To continue his career and receive further training, Parker then completed Southern Regional Public Safety Institute Academy where he received the Larkin Award for top graduate.  Following the academy, Officer Parker served as a patrol officer for Wiggins Police Department and Petal Police Department for a few years.  Officer Parker transferred to Pearl River Community College where he served as a patrol officer briefly before being promoted to the Director of Public Safety.  As Director of Public Safety, he attended many training courses and worked to implement emergency action plans for the institution.  Parker left PRCC and spent a short time with Petal Schools Police Department before coming to Lamar County Schools Police Department in 2023.  Officer Parker resides in Sumrall, MS with his wife and one daughter. Officer parker is currently assigned to Purvis Middle/High School. 


Contact Info:

Phone #: 601-794-1068

Email: adam.parker@lamark12.org


SRO LEQUISA EVANS

Currently assigned to Oak Grove High School. She's been in Law Enforcement for 1 1/2 years.  Graduated from Antonelli College in 2009 with her Associates in Applied Business/ Legal Assisting/ Business Office Technology. Her hobbies singing, playing softball, traveling, reading 

Contact Info: 

Phone #: (601) 264-7238

Email: lequisa.evans@lamark12.org





SRO JT Taylor

SRO Taylor is assigned to Oak Grove High School.

Contact Info:

Phone #:

Email: jt.taylor@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 Bellevue Elementary. His hobbies include music and sports. 

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-6742

Email: bruce.smith@lamark12.org

SRO GUY DEMARS

Officer DeMars worked as a Law Enforcement Officer for nine years with MDOT. He also spent some years in Africa as a missionary before working the LCSD. He is assigned to Baxterville School. His hobbies include spending time with family & friends and especially his first grandchild-Oliver. 

Contact Info: 
Phone #:601-796-4730
Email: 
guy.demars@lamarcountyschools.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.  His hobbies consist of hunting, fishing and traveling 
Contact Info:
Email: robert.teck@lamark12.org
SRO JOSHUA BEASLEY

Assigned to Oak Grove Middle School. Graduated from Oak Grove High School in 2003. Began law enforcement almost 11 years ago as a corrections officer with Forrest County Sheriff Department, then went to the Wiggins Police Department where he was a corporal on patrol, he worked for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as a patrol officer, investigator, and evidence technician. He is an Alerrt instructor for Crase, and Erase. Some of the training  he has received has been the FBI Leeda Command College, Interview and Interrogation with Steve Rhodes, Alerrt Crase, Alerrt Erase, Global Police Solutions detective class, International Association of Property and Evidence evidence technician class and a ton more.  His free time is spent with his son. He enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, dirt bikes, and motorcycles.

Contact Info: 
Phone #:
Email: 
joshua.beasley@lamark12.org



SRO CACEY PIGOTT

Officer Cacey is mostly known around her campus for her pink handcuffs and as the "dancing cop" while she does traffic. She has  7 years of Law Enforcement experience. Starting her law career with Corrections then transitioned to patrol. She completed the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute academy with the academic award in her district area. Officer Pigott has worked and held multiple agency positions at one time which includes patrol, Major Crimes Detective, and a SRO. Officer Pigott is a trained Crisis Intervention Officer, a state certified Human Trafficking Investigator, and currently is an affiliate with the Attorney General's  ICAC unit where she is assigned and investigates internet crimes against children. Officer Pigott joined the LCSD PD because of her passion to help children, and use community policing to help encourage positive relationships with law enforcement and our future generations.  Officer Pigott is currently assigned to Purvis Lower Elementary.


Contact Info:

Phone #: (601) 794-0366

Email: cacey.pigott@lamark12.org


SRO TONIERIA ROBINSON

Officer Robinson known to the kids as Officer Toni graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has 7 1/2 years of Law Enforcement experience. She worked for the Purvis Police Department for many years where she served in various roles. Those roles include, patrolman, general investigator, and state certified human trafficking investigator. She is currently assigned to OG Longleaf Elementary School. Her hobbies are traveling, singing, reading, crafting, and doing yard work. 

Contact Info:

Phone #: (601)264-3858

Email: tonieria.robinson@lamark12.org


 




SRO Dennis Page

Currently assigned to Sumrall Elementary School.

Contact Info: 

Phone #: (601)758-4289

Email:dennis.page@lamark12.org 





Serving and Protecting the Students of Lamar County

3 months ago

                 Bellevue Elementary

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

Oak Grove High School

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

The Parents As Teachers

 Track-a-Truck

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

Resources

3 months ago

  • 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