Friday, January 6, 2023

MLEOTA Gets New Training Director

 Mississippi Public Safety Commish Sean Tindall issued the following statement. 

Commissioner Sean Tindell announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Carleton to Director of Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers' Training Academy (MLEOTA). 
“I want to congratulate Tony Carleton on his appointment,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “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."
Carleton is an accomplished professional with over twenty years of experience in law enforcement from various branches. Previously, Carleton has served as a Training Officer with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department in Oxford, Mississippi. He has also served as Chief of Police over Tupelo Police Department, Patrol Captain at Oxford MS Police Department and Chief of Police over Columbus Police Department.
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Anonymous said...

How much more valuable is “incredibly valuable” than plain old, everyday, vanilla, garden-variety valuable?

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness not a trooper. Maybe now the state can move forward

Anonymous said...

Looks kinda like he can't keep a job...

Anonymous said...

Agreed, they traditionally are not good administrators! Just put your ear to the ground on how Brandon PD is going !

Anonymous said...

Y’all don’t know how big of a deal this is. Sheriffs and Chiefs have protested MLEOTA over the past few years by sending new officers to other academies. The heart of the issue was Troopers teaching cops and deputies how to police when they don’t know themselves. Only thing that came out of MLEOTA was fitness and smoke sessions. The number of graduates have plummeted.

I’ll commend Tindell on trying to address the issue and restore faith back into the state law enforcement academy. Tony is a good guy and respected around the state.

Anonymous said...

We couldn't wait for him to leave Tupelo. I remember the day he left. It was as if there were celebrations of sorts in the streets. It is just a matter of time before some type of scandal breaks from his newly appointed position. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Do tell 3:54

Anonymous said...

To bad Sean can't hire any pathologists at the state crime lab.

Sean has been there 3 years and we still use out-of-state at triple the rate.

Anonymous said...

Dang! My sources said the new director would be the 'hot-water' trooper up in DeSoto County.

Anonymous said...

2:28. To quote a formerTV personality and Mayor….”That my friends, is the bottom line.”

Anonymous said...

Haters gonna hate

Congratulations Tony!!

Anonymous said...

I am appalled that yet another mediocre white “good ol boy” is appointed to yet another position of leadership in Mississippi. It isn’t hard to find qualified women or individuals of color. Mississippi won’t even make an effort.

Anonymous said...

9:03 - it is more difficult than you might like to think.

Anonymous said...


Dan Matthews said...

What difference does color or sex make in this appointment or this discussion. What jumps off the page at ME is the fact that so many law enforcement agencies have opted for alternatives to MLEOTA. That's eye opening, and most of us not in that line of work had no idea that was/is the case.

Like PARKS being part of MDWFP, maybe thought needs to be given to removing this branch from 'the highway patrol'.

Anonymous said...

When people are in positions of responsibility there will be those nay sayers that will be hypocritical of the jobs people do especially when they are brought to task. Tony is very capable of doing this job and is highly qualified. Tindall made an excellent choice.

Anonymous said...

KF, you shouldn't allow idiotic comments like 9:03 then sensor credible responses.

If you're not gonna allow debate, don't post the "bait".

Kingfish said...

9:03: Guess you haven't seen the MHP leadership over the last ten years.

Anonymous said...

What jumped off the page at me is the fact that so many law enforcement agencies opt for LEO training at places other than MLEOTA.

It should be of concern to us all that those in charge of police forces (and other agencies and departments) across the state, have no faith in or otherwise avoid MLEOTA.

Anonymous said...

"...It isn't hard to find women or people of color..."

Try going back 3+ decades. Louisa Dixon was Mississippi's first female Commissioner of Public Safety, from 1988 to 1992. Having zero law enforcement experience and having been a state agency attorney, she was appointed to the position by Mabus. The whole world still wonders why.

That caused agency upheaval about as noteworthy as the first black troopers (3) being hired back in the sixties.

This agency has a pretty long record of hiring minorities and females and advancing them to leadership roles. In that regard, "We wuz woke when wokeness wudden cool". (apologies to Barbara Mandrell)

And, no, I do not work for this agency, but did work for the agency where Dixon was a no-show attorney and one of Mabus' social sidekicks.

Anonymous said...

@7:14 - When you have troopers trying to teach cops things they NEVER deal with you lose all legitimacy. It’s a solid sign that troopers are getting out of cushy admin roles that civilians (with way more experience) can handle

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