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Huge Welcome to Our New Chief Public Safety Officer


GPSD is proud to welcome Marcus Turner as our new Chief of Safety and Security.


Marcus Turner received his Bachelor degree from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS and a degree in Theology, from Exodus School of the Bible.


Turner is a former coordinator for the Greenville Police Department. While working for the Greenville Police Department, Turner supervised a team of investigators, investigated serious crimes within the city limits, served as a liaison between the public and police department, and coordinated the Crime Stoppers Hotline with tips for the community to law enforcement to solve crimes. Throughout his professional career, Turner has received many awards for his actions, including the Outstanding Assistance to the FBI and G.R.E.A.T Certification.


Marcus Turner was appointed Chief of Public Safety Officer of the Greenville Public Schools this school year. Turner is responsible for a department that consists of 4 school safety officers and 5 school resource officers (SRO).


In support of Superintendent Page academic plan, he is currently overseeing school safety and security issues, including emergency response and crisis management, bomb threats and safety and security training for teachers, administrators and support staff.


Turner is married and is the father of seven children.

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Greenville Public Schools
412 South Main Street
Greenville, MS 38701
Phone: 662-334-7000
Fax: 662-334-7021