Every Hour, Every Day The Southaven Police Department has proudly served the citizens and community of Southaven, Mississippi, since 1980 when the City was born.
Chief Steve Pirtle began his career with the Southaven Police Department in 1982 with a population of 15,000. We have been fortunate to see our town rapidly grow into Mississippi's third largest city. Today, policing a population of over 52,000 residents requires a department that reacts to the needs of our community while being proactive in our law enforcement strategies. The men and women at the Southaven Police Department take great pride in our community and our role in keeping our citizens safe. We are a model agency in our dedication, service, training, and innovative programs.
The Department’s slogan, "Protecting and serving our community, every hour, every day," truly reflects the professionalism and attitude for which our Department is nationally recognized.