Police Department

The Ridgeland Police Department’s mission is to provide police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. The department works with the community to improve the safety and quality of life in our city by identifying and resolving public safety concerns.

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The Police Department exists to achieve a safer community for the citizens of Ridgeland by providing excellent public safety services and involving our community as partners.  Ridgeland’s officers and staff value integrity, innovation, leadership, respect, service, education, accountability, and teamwork.  Community policing is one of many strategies utilized by the Ridgeland Police Department to achieve a safer community.  Innovative methods and technology are used to enhance communication and performance as well as to coordinate with neighboring local governments for improved safety.

The Ridgeland Police Department is accredited by the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.  The police department is required to demonstrate compliance with 123 professional standards in order to become accredited.  An assessment team reviewed the department’s policies and practices, interviewed personnel, and closely examined files.  Comments from department employees and members of the community were also taken during the assessment.

Accreditation standards cover topics such as the use of force, training, disciplinary procedures, selection process, promotions, career development, patrol, criminal investigation, pursuits, and traffic.  Adherence to accreditation standards prompts a police department to strengthen its crime prevention and control capabilities, establish written procedures for essential management functions, maintain fair personnel practices, improve the delivery of police services, solidify inter-agency cooperation and coordination, and boost citizen and staff confidence in the department.

Police Department Staff

Brian MyersChief of Police601.853.2014
Tony WillridgeAssistant Chief of Police601.853.2014
Michele Apuzzo-WallaceCourt Clerk601.853.2001
Brett BertucciCommander of Criminal Investigations Division601.856.2121
Eddy AddisonCommander of Patrol Division601.856.2121
Sara PerkinsCommander of Support Services601.856.2121
Mike RaffieldCommunications Supervisor601.856.2121

Police Divisions

Emergency Calls (Police/Fire/Ambulance) 911
Public Safety Communications Center601.856.2121
Community Police Officers601.500.1639 and  601.940.9030
Patrol Division Commander601.853.7961
Criminal Investigation Division601.856.5210
Anonymous Tip Line601.853.2006
Municipal Court Services601.853.2001
Support Services Division601.856.2121
Animal Control601.856.2121
Narcotics Unit 601.607.3530 and 601.607.3533