Edna Drake

Chief Edna Drake

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Jackson State University with continued studies in Guidance and Counseling.
  • Graduate of Louisiana State University – Juvenile Officer School
  • Graduate of the Federal Law School in Glynco, Georgia – Child Sexual Exploitation

Employment

  • Current Chief of Police at Tougaloo College
  • Retired Assistant Chief of Police Jackson Police Department
  • Former Elementary School Teacher

Achievements

  • Jackson Police Department: Supervised Patrol Division, Major and Special Investigation Division, Special Operations, SWAT, Bomb Squad, Hostage Negotiation Team, Internal Affairs, Police Communication, Training Academy
  • Appointed Director of the Hinds County Youth Detention Center
  • Appointed Special Investigator to the Attorney General’s Office to investigate Mississippi School for the Deaf
  • Appointed to serve on two Governors Criminal Task Forces for the State of Mississippi
  • Developed the first Child Protection Unit for the state of Mississippi in Law Enforcement to prevent crimes against children, trained officers and social works in investigating child abuse and rape cases, testified as an expert witness in cases of child sexual abuse
  • Served as an expert with the Attorney General’s Office in Child Abuse Cases

Awards

  • Detective of the Year
  • Officer of the year
  • Distinguished Juvenile Officer for the State of Mississippi
  • Received Break the Glass Ceiling Award for Women in Law Enforcement in Los Angeles, CA
  • Letters of accommodations from the Governor’s Office in the State of Mississippi.

Memberships

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Historical Black Colleges and Universities – Law Enforcement Executive Association
  • Jackson Concern Officers for Progress (J-Cop)

Additional Information

  • Joint Terrorist Task Force Executive Board Member with the FBI
  • Reserve Police Officer with the Jackson Police Department
  • Board Member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Personal

  • Married to Godfrey Drake for 32 wonderful years with 5 great children
  • Avid participant in church and community activities