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Deputy David Spencer

Public Information Officer

David Spencer began his law enforcement career in July of 2018 when he was hired as the Public Information Officer. He graduated from the St. Mary Parish Regional POST Training Academy in June of 2019 and was presented with the John I. Kahl Award of Excellence. 

Spencer is originally from Senatobia, MS, and is a graduate of Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.  After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, where he earned his Master of Arts in Religious Education. 

Spencer brings to the department a variety of skills through his years in ministry, education, and business. 

As a professional photographer, Spencer utilizes not only the photographic arts but also videography in marketing on his social media platforms and his website. Spencer is an FAA Licensed sUAS (drone) pilot and flies his drone commercially.

Spencer brings his journalistic experience as well, as he worked as a sports stringer for a newspaper in Mississippi and wrote a weekly outdoors column.

As a former educator and minister, Spencer is comfortable teaching and speaking to groups large and small with proven abilities in communicating technical information, teaching concepts, and motivating others to action. 

 

 

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Public Information Office can be reached by calling 985-384-1622 or by email at pio@stmaryso.com.

 Duties of the PIO include, but are not limited to:

- Providing emergency and disaster information to the public and media in times of crisis

- Managing the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office website, www.stmaryso.com, and social media pages including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

- Answering questions from the public

- Coordinating public appearances and speaking engagements to increase awareness on topics of public safety and promote the goodwill of the department

- Preparing and sending out press releases including arrest reports and making contact with media who may print/publish or broadcast public safety information from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

- Responding to requests for information from the media

 

 

   

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Annual Report 2017

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Annual Report 2016

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Annual Report 2015

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Annual Report 2014

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Annual Report 2013