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Major Toby Pinson

Major Toby Pinson sitting in front of the American Flag in a blue suit with orange tie.


Major Toby Pinson is a graduate of Newton County Academy Class of 1998, East Central Community College in 2000, and Henderson State University 2002.

He began his Law Enforcement career in July of 2002 when he was hired by Newton Police Department. During His employment he completed his training at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Pearl, Mississippi March of 2003.

Major Pinson began working for the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office as a Patrol Deputy in May 2016. In 2018 Major Pinson was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Investigator. In July 2021, Major Pinson was promoted to Lieutenant in the Patrol Division. He also serves as a Handgun/ Shotgun instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, Shoot house instructor, Field Training Officer (FTO), and is currently a member of the LCSO SWAT Team.

In November 2023, Major Toby Pinson was appointed to lead the Criminal Investigation Division of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office.



Lt. Robby McClure

White male investigator in a dark dress suit with a red tie and white shirt sitting in front of the American Flag.

Lt. Robby McClure is a lifelong resident of Meridian and a graduate of  Meridian High School's Class of 1986.

Lt. McClure began his career in law enforcement as a reserve deputy with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office in October of 1996, and later moving to full time position in November of 2000. After his 2001 graduation from MLEOTA, Lt. McClure was assigned to Southeast High School as School Resource Officer and remained there for 20 years.

Lt. McClure became the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office Arson Investigator in 2017, received the position of investigator in July of 2020, and advanced to Lieutenant of Criminal Investigations in February 2024 where he proudly serves the community.

Lt. McClure is married to Angie McClure with whom he has two children and one grandchild.



Edna Clark

Edna Clark standing in front of the flag of the United States of America.


Edna Clark began her employment with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, November 1997. Edna's daily responsibilities include greeting the public, maintaining the Sex Offender Registry, seized property & evidence, files, records for felony cases, fingerprints for employment purposes, assisting the Investigators as needed, and performing any other duties assigned. She also helps the Criminal Investigative Division Major, Lieutenant, Sheriff and Chief.


Inv. Clifford Holloway

Investigator Clifford Holloway standing in front of the American Flag

Inv. Steve Thomas

Investigator Steve Thomas standing in front of the American Flag

Inv. Chris McFarland

Investigator Chris McFarland with American Flag backdrop

Inv. Dylan Anderson

White male with American flag behind him

Inv. Joseph Mathis

 Investigator Joseph Mathis standing in front of the American Flag

Inv. Shalonda Jennings

Black female investigator wearing a gray suit and black blouse in front of the American Flag.




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