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Tony Carleton appointed as director of Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy

Anthony Carleton
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Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner has announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Carleton as the new director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy (MLEOTA).

Carleton has an extensive background with over 20 years in law enforcement.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Carleton as MLEOTA Director,” Tindell said. “Carleton brings a wealth of experience from many law enforcement roles to his new position that will benefit the state’s largest training academy and continue to produce highly trained and educated law enforcement officers.”

Previously, Carleton has served as a training officer with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, as Chief of Police with the Tupelo Police Department, as Patrol Captain with the Oxford Police Department, and as Chief of Police with the Columbus Police Department.

“I want to congratulate Tony Carleton on his appointment,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “His extensive law enforcement experience will play an incredibly valuable role in helping to guide the future of MLEOTA, a critically important institution that trains our state’s heroic law enforcement officers. I am very thankful to Tony, and all our law enforcement officers who courageously serve and protect Mississippi with excellence every day.”

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