Mississippi State Police Department chief Georgia Lindley was elected the 2013-2014 president of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police at a recent conference in Biloxi. The Starkville native succeeds chief Richard Veazey of the Tunica Police Department as president. A 34-year veteran of the MSU Police Department, Lindley was appointed chief of police in 2005, making her the first female to lead law enforcement at the 135-year-old land grant institution.
She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MSU and is a licensed social worker. Lindley also is a volunteer with the Oktibbeha County Humane Society. She is married to chief David Lindley of the Starkville Police Department, who is an association past president.