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New Police Chief named at Mississippi State Hospital

Source: Jennifer Graves, MS State Hospital Source: Jennifer Graves, MS State Hospital
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jeff Luckey, a 19-year veteran of the Mississippi State Hospital Police Department, has been named the hospital’s new Chief of Police.

Luckey has worked on the MSH police staff since 1998 and graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in 2000.

Luckey was inspired by his family’s legacy of service to MSH and the Department of Mental Health.

He regularly visited campus and observed his grandparents, uncle and aunt in their professional roles at the hospital. His father, Norman Luckey, has worked for DMH since 1974 and currently serves as Chief of Police at Hudspeth Regional Center.

Following his father’s lead, Jeff Luckey succeeds former MSH Police Chief James Blackwell, who retired earlier this year after 41 years of service.

“MSH was home to Chief Blackwell,” Luckey said. “This was his family and he loved the patients. He’s a legend, and I’m honored to fill his shoes.”

Luckey is a graduate of Brandon High School and now lives in Simpson County on a 100-acre cattle farm inherited from his grandparents. He has been married to his wife, Julie, for 19 years and they have a 14-year-old daughter, Bella. 

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