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 33 sworn police officers in addition to dispatchers and civilian administrative staff.
Chief David Errington
Chief Errington is a Byram native and a 1996 graduate of Byram High School. After graduating from Hinds Community College, he began his law enforcement career at the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department where he served as an Emergency Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, and later as a supervisor in the Traffic Division. While working at the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, Errington was certified in accident reconstruction and as a police instructor. Errington was appointed as Uniformed Operations Commander in 2010 and assisted with the formation of the department. The Uniformed Operations Bureau includes Uniformed Patrol Officers and Animal Control. In 2017, Errington graduated from the 267th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy located in Quantico, Virginia. Errington was appointed Chief of Police in July 2021.
Commander Kevin “Truck” Turner
Commander Turner aka “Truck” is originally from Hammond, LA and moved to Mississippi in 1999. Commander Turner graduated from Southwest Mississippi Community College in 2001 before attending Mississippi College where he played defensive lineman for the Choctaws. Commander Turner began his career at the Forest Police Department in 2007 where he worked as a patrol officer then later promoted to Patrol Sergeant. As we began the process in building the Byram Police Department, Turner was hired in 2011 as one of the first Patrol Sergeants. Turner was promoted to Commander of Uniformed Operations in 2021. The Uniformed Operations Division includes animal control, public safety technician, and patrol officers.