Police Department

About Us

The Byram Police Department was established in 2010 when the City hired Chief Luke Thompson. The Command Staff was built to begin the process of building the city’s first ever municipal police department. The Byram Police Department officially assumed law enforcement duties on June 1, 2011. In 2012, the department was accredited by the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission and recognized by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Byram Police Department was officially reaccredited in 2015 and again in 2018. The Department is authorized 31 sworn police officers in addition to dispatchers and civilian administrative staff.


The mission of the Byram Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to enforce laws to preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment; and do so with integrity, dedication and honor, conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

Command Staff

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Chief of Police

Commander