Natchez Police Division, and significantly Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry, deserve an enormous quantity of reward for good work that has not gone unnoticed.
Since Daughtry has taken the helm of the Natchez Police Division in December 2020, the Metropolis of Natchez was singled out of practically 300 Mississippi municipalities for the Municipal Excellence Award in Public Security in cities of greater than 10,000 residents.
The award was introduced through the Mississippi Municipal League Annual Convention in Biloxi final week.
Remarks from officers on the convention stated the work the Natchez Police Division has accomplished to get greater than 150 unlawful weapons off metropolis streets inside a six-month interval was a big a part of town receiving the general public security honors.
Getting these weapons off the road was the job of Daughtry’s VIPER Unit, which stands for Violent Quick Police Emergency Response.
That unit is of Daughtry’s creation, and has had an impression on crime and criminals. He stated the unit’s success comes from old-fashioned, proactive policing, that means concentrating patrols in excessive crime areas and establishing checkpoints to look at for unlawful medicine and weapons.
Crime Stoppers hotline can also be energetic once more in Natchez, thanks largely to Daughtry’s work to get residents to belief it to maintain the data they share confidential. Final 12 months, Natchez was honored Crime Stoppers High Regulation Enforcement Company Award and Daughtry acquired the Crime Stoppers Lifetime Achievement Award. He was additionally lately named president of the Mississippi Affiliation of Chiefs of Police.
Maybe essentially the most spectacular facet of our Chief of Police is his hands-on method to his work. Whether or not it’s serving to carry a affected person on a stretcher into an awaiting helicopter, chasing down a motorist with lights and sirens who dangerously blew by means of site visitors lights to present a ticket, or personally directing site visitors in entrance of an accident, like he did in entrance of Parkway Baptist on Thursday, Daughtry is in the midst of police work right here in Natchez. He isn’t somebody to take a seat on the sidelines.
Joseph Daughtry units a positive instance for the officers he leads and for residents of Natchez. We might be assured as a result of he’s on the job and he has our backs.
Thanks, Chief Daughtry, on behalf of a grateful metropolis.