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Diamondhead Division

In March 2015, Lt. John Luther was promoted and appointed the position of Captain, Diamondhead Division.  John has been in law enforcement for 20 years. He began his career after retiring from the U.S. Navy where he spent a 20-year career serving in the Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare community. Captain Luther joined the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in 1995 while attending college. He served as a part-time deputy, jailer, process server, and bailiff for circuit court. In 1999, he obtained certification through the Mississippi Law Enforcement Academy and became a full-time road deputy. In 2002, he moved into the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and ultimately promoted to Assistant Commander of Criminal Investigations Division.

Captain Luther is a graduate of Mississippi’s Criminal Investigator Program (CIP), a graduate of Mississippi’s Law Enforcement Command College, has completed three levels of Accident Reconstruction, is a Mississippi Certified Law Enforcement instructor, member of International Homicide Investigator’s Association, recipient of the Kiwanis Club’s 2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, and recipient of the 2014 Gulf Coast Law Enforcement Victim Advocate Award.

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