We are proud to announce that the Pearl Police Department Officer of the Month in September is Corporal Josh Craig. Josh graduated high school from the MS National Guard Youth Academy at Camp Shelby. Following graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp where he served from 2001 until 2005. Josh was decorated for Combat Action, Global War on Terrorism, War on Terrorism Expeditionary, Armed Forces, Sea Service and the National Defense Presidential Unit Citation. He also... earned Recruit Training, Armored Vehicle Training and completed the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program where he also became an Instructor. Corporal Craig went to work at the Florence Police Department in 2005 and graduated from MLETA in 2006. He was with Florence PD until he began work at the Ridgeland Police Department in 2008 and then came to work at the Pearl Police Department in 2010.
Corporal Craig was selected as Officer of the Month due to his commitment to his daily tasks including serving outstanding warrants, transport of daily prisoners, and managing logistics of running the Pearl Municipal Court system on each court day. Josh maintains persistence in dealing with the sometimes overwhelming case load while maintaining order within the court between prosecutors, attorneys, and defendants. He is a tremendous asset to the department not only for his role in ensuring collection of delinquent fines but also for his ability to work with others and maintain working relationships with other agencies.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented him with a framed certificate, a $100 Cavender’s Western Wear Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket along with a gift card for a meal for two people. Bullock Investigations and Security donated a $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 Gift Certificate; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Eclipse Nutrition donated a $25 Gift Certificate, McAlister’s Deli donated 2 Complimentary Meals; Scotts Miracle Gro donated a Fit Bit; Focus Fit donated a 1 Month FREE Pass and Signmark donated a gym bag. Pearl Police Department