The Iuka Police Department is located at 118 S. Pearl
Street, Iuka, Mississippi and is led by Chief of Police
Randy Stringer, a veteran law enforcement officer with
approximately 18 years of service.
Chief Stringer began his career
in law enforcement in 1986 as a patrol officer with the
Belmont Police Department, Belmont, Mississippi, under the
leadership of Chief Roy Nunley. Chief Stringer was
hired by Iuka Police Department in 1989. Beginning
as a patrol officer, he worked his ay up to Assistant
Police Chief under his predecessor, Amos Bates and was
elected in a special election on April 18, 2000 to replace
Bates, who retired. Chief Stringer was again elected
to fill this leadership role during the 2001 municipal
election where he ran unopposed.
Beginning in 2004, Chief Stringer
promoted two veteran Iuka City Police officers to the
position of Captain to assist him in management and
day-to-day operation of the department. Those
officers are Anita Mitchell, the day shift Captain
and Chuck Dean, the night shift Captain.
addition to these officers, Iuka Police Department is
comprised of a full-time staff of state-certified and very
capable police officers, communications officers, a school
resource officer, a court clerk and a deputy-court
clerk. These police department employees are
responsible for providing law enforcement and related
public safety services to a community of over 3,000
citizens which live within an area of approximately 12
The Mission of the Iuka Police
Department is to maintain the public peace, safeguard the
lives and property of it's residents and to provide
quality of life so these residents experience a sense of
security and freedom in their daily lives and
activities. In order to achieve this, the Iuka
Police Department will strive to maintain the capability
to provide a superior level of law enforcement and related
services which are appropriate and timely.
Specifically, the department will maintain a viable
proactive organization which recognized and effectively response
to current and future community needs by making maximum
use of all available resources, personnel and technology.
In cooperation with the Iuka City
Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the Iuka Police Department
has met several goals of the department and hopes to
accomplish several others in the near future. Among
the improvements are:
completed firing range used for officer firearm
training and certification
installation of an improved communications system
which includes a repeater system to enhance radio
service for the officers.
acquisition and continued certification of the
National Crime Information Center computer service (NCIC)
to allow retrieval of nationwide information on motor
vehicles, licensed drivers, wanted persons, stolen
property and criminal backgrounds, including
registered sex offenders.
only entering/monitoring agency in Tishomingo County
for the child locater program/AMBER ALERT which helps
find missing/abducted children.
installation of state-of-the-art in-car video camera
systems which include audio, video and night-vision
acquisition of a computer game to be installed in the
computers in Iuka Middle School and the Iuka Public
Library which teaches children how to recognize and
avoid Internet predators
education and certification of all police department
Chief Randy Stringer and the members of the Iuka Police
Department realize they must strive to keep up with the
ever-changing needs of this community and will work
tirelessly to see those needs are met today and in the future.