Officer Patrick Lampkin, a law enforcement officer for the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus, was recognized as one of the state’s leading law enforcement officers. He received the “Top Cop” honor from the Mississippi Center for Police and Sheriffs.
Officer Lampkin has worked for Holmes for 12 years and has served in law enforcement for over 25 years total. Prior to Holmes he served as a deputy for the Leake County Sheriff’s Office and before that, as a sergeant for Kosciusko Police Department. Officer Lampkin and his wife, Jenetha, are residents of Brandon. They have two children, Steven (31) and Courtney (29). The Lampkins are members of Divine Faith Missionary Baptist Church.
“Officer Patrick Lampkin has been a valuable asset to the Holmes Community College campus,” said Holmes Police Chief Deveesha Magee. “Officer Lampkin reports for duty each day with the same positive attitude and welcoming smile. He is giving of himself when it comes to helping others. Whether it’s a boost off or an unlock, Officer Lampkin greets the students receptively. He has a great rapport with the campus community, and even knows most of the students by name. Always willing to help, Officer Lampkin can be called upon to assist where needed. He can provide coverage in dispatch and the I.D. Center, along with his assigned patrol duties. Officer Lampkin provides a model example of what it means to protect and serve.”
The Top Cop program is in its 18th year of recognizing top law enforcement agents in Mississippi. The annual awards program is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Police and Sheriffs. Awards are given to agents representing state and metro area law enforcement agencies.