Brandon resident appointed Supreme Court Chief Deputy Marshal

Alfred C. Phillips of Brandon has been appointed Chief Deputy Marshal of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Chief Justice Mike Randolph signed the appointment order Aug. 18. Clerk of Courts Jeremy Whitmire swore in Chief Deputy Phillips on Aug. 19.

Phillips takes the Chief Deputy Marshal position previously held by Richard Griffin, who became Marshal of the Supreme Court on June 1.

Phillips served as Deputy Marshal of the Supreme Court for the past seven years. His previous law enforcement service includes State Capitol Police, the Clinton Police Department, Utica Police Department and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

He also worked for the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Phillips is a certified law enforcement officer and has attended numerous special training programs.

He is trained in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of AED, the automated external defibrillator. He is a graduate of Draughon’s Business College and Hinds Community College.

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