Marion, Miss. Randall Davis has been with the Marion Police Department since 2002, and has been an Assistant Chief for about the past 3 years. Before coming to Marion, he began his law enforcement career with the Sheriff Reserves under Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun, and knew he wanted to pursue a career in this since then.
"From there, my career just kind of took off. I watched how they handled business there and liked what they were doing. I never thought about becoming chief, but here I am, and thanks to those guys mentoring me along the way, I'm here."
While he doesn't have any new plans to fight crime, he credits lessons from Ward Calhoun and former Chief Langston about keeping a good relationship with the community to his success.
"My motto is 'Treat people the way you want to be treated. Treat them fairly.' You have to build that relationship with the community in order to accomplish anything. If you can't do that, it's not going to work for you"
With crime in Meridian leaving traditional areas and branching out into quieter neighborhoods, Davis plans to utilize his one full time, and 12 part time officers to ensure crime in his town stays low.
"I'm concerned everyday, it's not just now that I think its coming this way. Everyday our mission is to not stop crime but control it"