In an effort to introduce our local police officers to the community and provide an opportunity for the CPD to highlight their outstanding officers, Covington Weekly profiles are provided by Chief Tim Lentz of the Covington Police Department.
Sgt. Jimmie Slade graduated from Poplarville High School in 1995. After graduating from High School, Jimmie entered the U.S. Army, spending 3 years serving our Country. After receiving an honorable discharge, Jimmie went to work for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in south Florida. While at the Sheriff’s Office, he served as a corrections officer and court security officer. After four years in Florida, Jimmie moved back home and started working for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer and Transport Officer.
In 2001, Jimmie was hired by the Covington Police Department as a patrol officer. In 2007 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Jimmie lives in Franklinton with his daughter and son. During his days off, he enjoys spending time with his kids, working around the house, and tinkering with old cars. Jimmie is affectionately known around the city and the department as “Turtle”. When asked how he got the nickname “Turtle”, Jimmie responded that there is nothing fast about himself…
Covington Police Department: 985-892-8500