Wednesday, May 15, 2019

City of Louisville Appoints New Police Chief

New LPD Chief Sean Holdiness
Pursuant the planned retirement of Police Chief L.M. Claiborne, the Mayor & Louisville Board of Aldermen appointed the next Chief of Police in a recessed Board Meeting on Tuesday evening, May 14, 2019, at Louisville City Hall.

The recommendation was presented by Mayor Will Hill and after discussion the Board unanimously approved the appointment of Sean E. Holdiness as the new Police Chief. Sean E. Holdiness is retiring from an outstanding career with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and is currently Lieutenant Colonel in the Mississippi Air National Guard.

Mayor Will Hill along with current Chief L.M. Claiborne will introduce Police Chief Holdiness to the Louisville Police Department at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

The official start date has not yet been established for Chief Holdiness as he makes his many preparations. Chief Claiborne plans to retire at the end of June, 2019.

The City of Louisville Mayor & Board of Aldermen are grateful for Chief L.M. Claiborne's service to the City of Louisville for the past 13 years and applaud his lifetime commitment to law enforcement. The City is also grateful for the outstanding candidates who expressed interest in the position and look optimistically ahead to a smooth transition for the Police Department and the City of Louisville.