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Holmes’ Officer Ricks promoted to police sergeant

The Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus Police Department recently promoted Stanley Ricks to police sergeant. Sgt. Ricks started his new position on Monday, Sept. 20.

“I’m excited to announce Sgt. Ricks’ promotion to police sergeant,” said Holmes Ridgeland Campus Police Chief Michael Stamps. “Sgt. Ricks has been serving and protecting the citizens of the State of Mississippi as a law enforcement officer for 16 years. He brings to the position a host of experience in dealing with complex issues in both a municipal capacity and in the college setting. For his hard work and dedicated service, he was awarded the Top Cop 2021 award by the Mississippi Center of Police and Sheriff’s Association. I hope everyone will join me in wishing Stanley Ricks the best of luck and welcoming him in his new role!”

Sgt. Ricks has worked for Holmes for two years and has served in law enforcement for over 16 years total. He is also a deputy sheriff for the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

“I was excited just to be considered for this position,” Sgt. Ricks said. “I show up, do my job to the best of my abilities and take it one day at a time. I’m honored and excited to take on this new role at Holmes Community College.”

Prior to his current positions, Sgt. Ricks served as an installation service technician, a sales representative for Lakeside Moulding & Manufacturing Company, Inc., and as a sergeant, patrol division, for the City of Madison. He and his wife Frances are residents of Farmhaven.


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