David Ruth began his Law Enforcement career in July 1984 with the University Medical Center Campus Police. He graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy in March 1985. He left UMC shortly after graduating the academy and became a Deputy Sheriff with the Hinds County Sheriff’s department until May 1987. Ruth than began a long tenure with the Brandon Police Department on May 25th 1987 and worked there until January 2008. While he was employed with the Brandon Police Department, he moved through the ranks as a patrolman, corporal, sergeant, and then Lieutenant. With more than 21 years of experience, Ruth worked in the fields of patrol, narcotics, juvenile, firearms instruction, Swat team commander, Sniper, Crises negotiator and served as their Chief Criminal Investigator. He was charged with overseeing the day to day operations of the Juvenile Division and also the Criminal Investigation Division.
Ruth is now serving as an Investigator with the Rankin/Madison County District Attorney. He also served in the Army National Guard as a Military Policeman and received an Honorable Discharge in 1986.