STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State Police Department Chief Georgia Lindley was elected the 2013-2014 president of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police at a recent conference in Biloxi.
The Starkville native succeeds Chief Richard Veazey of the Tunica Police Department as president. The duties of her new role include being spokesperson for the association, keeping all chiefs updated on legislative action and appearing at official events.
"I am very much looking forward to serving the citizens of the state of Mississippi in this capacity," Lindley said.
A 34-year veteran of the MSU Police Department, Lindley was appointed chief of police in 2005, making her the first female to lead law enforcement at the 135-year-old land grant institution.
She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from MSU and is a licensed social worker. Lindley also is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville and serves as a volunteer with the Oktibbeha County Humane Society. She is married to Chief David Lindley of the Starkville Police Department, who is an association past president.