Police Department



Commitment of Department

The Petal Police Department is committed to the betterment of all the citizens who live and travel through the city of Petal. We take pride in ourselves on being a proactive police department, making the city a safer place for the citizens of Petal. Our department is made up of several divisions which include patrol, warrants, investigations, and vice/narcotics. We also have a strong support system in our civilian staff, which includes dispatch, an animal warden, and an administrative assistant.

The Petal Police Department is currently operating with a new administration. Leonard Fuller is now Chief of Police with Matthew Hiatt as Assistant Chief. The Department is implementing a new community policing program. This program is something Chief Fuller feels strongly about. This will bring the community and the Police Department closer together as well as make the community a safer place with more police involvement. This will also give the officers and the citizens an opportunity to get to know one another, with everyone working towards a common goal.

Mission statement

The men and women of the Petal Police Department are committed to excellence in partnership with the community by upholding the Constitution of the United States, the laws of the State of Mississippi, and the City of Petal. We acknowledge our responsibility to be role models by promoting diversity, building trust, reducing crime and providing a safe environment, thus enhancing the quality of Integrity, Professionalism, Fairness, Compassion, and Respect.

Letter from Chief Fuller

On behalf of the men and women of the Petal Police department, I would like to welcome you to our city web site. These individuals are well trained law enforcement professionals and civilian staff members. They are dedicated to providing our community with a high quality of service in a courteous and professional manner.

The Petal Police department is committed to the safety of the city’s citizens and visitors and look forward to developed relationships worthy of respect of the community we serve. A high standard of Policing has been established and will be maintained. We are proud of the service we deliver.

As your Chief of Police, I am committed to accountability at all levels; respect and honest communication with the community; and have a desire to work with members of the community to enhance the quality of life that makes the City of Petal a desirable place to live, work, and visit.

Police Chief Leonard Fuller
127 W. Eighth Ave.
Fax: 601.544.5347

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