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Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy Graduates New Class of 18 Officers Serving Across North Mississippi


During the first term of Sheriff Joey East, the training academy in Lafayette County was begun. Sheriff East, along with Chuck Jenkins, and many others worked tirelessly to make the academy a reality We have had two classes complete the law enforcement academy during the year 2021.

Eighteen recruits graduated on Thursday, December 16, from the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy. The commencement ceremony was held at 1 pm at the Oxford Conference Center.

Graduates of the LCLEOTA will go on to serve within the following agencies:

Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy Director Chuck Jenkins said the recruits have successfully completed 307 hours of intense academic, physical, and practical training.

“We are fortunate to now have an additional eighteen officers dedicated to the safety and protection of Mississippi residents,” Jenkins said. “Their willingness to serve their communities does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.”

The class of 2021 is only the second class to graduate from LCLEOTA since the program began in 2020. To date, 29 officers have graduated from the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy. The next LCLEOTA class will begin in January 2022.

For more information about the Lafayette County Law Enforcements Officers’ Training Academy contact Chuck Jenkins at

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