Lawrence L. Battiste, IV
Chief of Police, Mobile (AL) Police Department
When Chief Lawrence L. Battiste, IV returned to Mobile after his military career, he began his career in law enforcement. He worked for the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office as a narcotic’s investigator assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force (DEA). He was later assigned to the Child Advocacy Center as an investigator and took on the responsibility as the department head of the Major Crimes Unit.
In October 2005, Battiste ended his career with Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and stepped into the role of Chief of Police for the City of Prichard, “The City of Champions.” Later, Battiste became the Chief Probation Officer for the Juvenile Court of Mobile County until his appointment as Assistant Chief of Police for the Mobile Police Department in 2015. On April 15, 2017, Battiste was appointed as the Chief of Police for the City of Mobile Police Department.
Battiste is a long-time native of Mobile, Alabama. He is a graduate of B.C. Rain High School, class of 1981. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy where he served five (5) years. He has an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bishop State Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management of Human Resources, and a Master Degree in Justice Administration from Faulkner University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.