Ridgeland Campus welcomes new chief of police
The Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus recently welcomed Chief Christopher B. Dill as the new chief of police.
Boasting 22 years of law-enforcement experience, Chief Dill began his career in 1993 with the Clinton Police Department after earning his degree at Hinds Community College. In 1996, he also took on the role of a D.A.R.E. instructor in the Clinton Public School system to educate children of the dangers of drug use. A year later, Chief Dill was promoted to sergeant of a patrol shift, and in 2004, he was promoted to lieutenant. In 2004, he also earned his certification as an explosive ordinance technician, and in 2005 graduated from the FBI National Academy. In 2009, Chief Dill transferred to an administrative position, serving as evidence custodian, neighborhood watch coordinator, and head of Reserve Officer Program.
Chief Dill earned his bachelor's degree in administration of justice from Mississippi College in 2013. Two years, later, he was assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) as a federal task force officer. He has extensive experience in crime prevention, handling emergency situations, emergency planning, traffic control/traffic laws, handling firearms, writing reports, operating emergency vehicles, interrogation tactics, and public speaking, among other skills.
Chief Dill's wife, Mary Lou, also works in law enforcement, serving as a public safety officer for Mississippi College. She made headlines this past summer after saving the life of a six-year-old boy who nearly drowned while on vacation in Orlando, Florida, and has received recognition from Gov. Phil Bryant, the Red Cross, Mississippi College, and the City of Clinton for this heroic act.
The Dills have three children; Caitlin Lacey, 18; Siobhan Lacey, 17, and Christopher Dill, 14. In his spare time, Chief Dill enjoys hunting and fishing.
IN THE PHOTO: Chief Christopher Dill of Clinton who was recently named chief of police for the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus.