New officer welcomed

The Louisville Police Department recently welcomed its newest member.  Derrick Ball, 34, was sworn in on August 4 with friends and family

Ball a 1998 Louisville High School graduate was hired July 25 and had previously served as a correctional officer in Kemper County and worked security in Florida.
Ball noted that he is “loving the job and is thankful to come back home and be an asset to his community.” “It is about making a positive impact,” said Ball.
Ball and his wife Laquita have two sons, Derek and Dontae. “I’m glad to have my sons get a taste of the hometown life I grew up in,” said Ball.
The Louisville Police Department is headed up by Chief L.M. Claiborne and has about 20 officers to serve the community.

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