Command Staff

R. Frank Nichols

Chief R. Frank Nichols

Chief of Police

Chief R. Frank Nichols began his law enforcement career on December 21, 1992 with the Starkville(MS) Police Department.  He rose from the rank of Patrolman up to being appointed the Chief of Police February 4, 2014.  He's served in many operations and administrative capacities.

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Captain Troy Outlaw

Operations Commander

The Operations Division includes two subdivisions, Patrol and the Special Operations unit.

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Outlaw, Troy

Captain Mark Ballard

Administrative Commander

The Administrative Division includes two subdivisions, Administrative staff and the Investigative Division.

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Ballard, Mark