Degrees and Certifications:

-Certified K9 Handler -Mississippi State Certified Police Officer -Certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing -Certified in Statement Content Analysis -Certified ICAC First Responder (Internet Crimes Against -Children) -Tazer Certified -Certified School Resource Officer -Certified Rapid Response/Active Shooter Training -Certified in Bullying Investigation -Certified S.A.F.E Instructor (Self-Defense Awareness) -Certified Criminal Gang Investigator - MAGI -Certified Crisis Prevention (Restraint) Instructor -Certified FEMA School-Based Crisis Management -Certified MEMA Multihazard Emergency Planning for Schools -Certified State Law Enforcement Instructor -Youth Mental First Aid Instructor

Chief Gavin Guy

Gavin Guy is 50 years old and is the Chief of Police at Petal School Police Department. He currently resides in Petal, MS with his beautiful wife Melissa, for 26 years and has 5 amazing children and 6 wonderful grandchildren. Chief Guy graduated from the Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1998 and has been serving in law enforcement for 25 years. Chief Guy has had a diversified career in law enforcement and has strived to excel in every aspect of his career. Chief Guy started as a correctional officer with the Lamar County Sheriff's Department. He continued his career as a Patrolman, K9 Officer, Interdiction Officer and Narcotics Officer with Richton and Laurel Police Departments, where he gained invaluable experience and training.  Chief Guy also served as a Warrants Officer and then became a Criminal Investigator with the Petal Police Department. Chief Guy went on to become Sergeant of the Criminal Investigations division and dispatch. Chief Guy accepted the position as School Resource Officer with Petal School Police Department. Chief Guy holds many prestigious K9 competition /championship awards. He continues his education and training throughout his career and holds numerous certifications. 



MS Association of Chiefs of Police 

MS Association of Chiefs of Police Board Member (SGT OF ARMS southern region)

MS Association of Gang Investigations (MAGI) 

MS Association of School Resource Officers (MASRO)

United Stated Police Canine Association (USPCA) (Vice President of Region 26)

Founder of SE Mississippi SRO Alliance

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Advisory Committee

DREAM Superintendent Committee

Last Modified on April 4, 2022