Lawrence Battiste IV was appointed Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Mobile on May 29, 2015. After serving abroad in the United States Navy, Assistant Chief Battiste launched his now 28-year law enforcement career to serve locally. A former chief of police for the City of Prichard, Alabama, he has also worked for the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and Mobile County Juvenile Court.
Assistant Chief Battiste earned his master’s degree in Justice Administration and bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Faulkner University. He completed the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and obtained certifications from the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police.
With experience in various facets of law enforcement combined with superior work performance, Assistant Chief Battiste has been awarded the Mayor’s Eagle Award, Deputy of the Year, Sheriff’s Commendation, Commander’s Citation, and the Combat Cross award.
The Assistant Chief Battiste reports directly to the Chief and oversees the four divisions as they manage the day-to-day operations of the Department.