The community gathered to celebrate the Philadelphia Police Department’s new building located at 532 East Main St. today, Thursday, November 30, 2023.
Among those in attendance was Choctaw Indian Princess, Nalani LuzMaria Thompson; Miss Black Neshoba County, Marlee Washington; Miss Neshoba County Fair, Hattie Hicks; and city and county officials.
Mayor James Young began the ceremony with a prayer before stating, “With pride and honor, we welcome you to our new grand, grand police station and department. We thank you for being here. We thank you for your support.”
When asked about moving to the new facility, Philadelphia Police Chief, Eric Lyons replied, “We’re excited about the move. There are a lot of new upgrades that we didn’t have in the old building that we have here. Like the court rooms, interview rooms, and classrooms. The classrooms are a big help for us in order to train new and upcoming officers.”