An experienced Investigator for the District Attorney’s Office, Robert Winn has worked in law enforcement for twenty years. In that time, he has served as Patrolman, Narcotics Officer, Deputy Sheriff and has twice been a Chief of Police.
Robert began his law enforcement career in 1991, with the Hollandale Police, and graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy that same year. In 1995, he worked for the Greenville Police Department and then moved to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
In 2001, Robert returned to Hollandale as the Chief of Police. During his tenure as Chief, he created new positions, to include a Juvenile Officer, a Domestic Violence Officer, a Jail Administrator and Criminal Investigator.
In 2003, Robert was hired as the Chief of Police for the City of Canton. As Chief, he again introduced several new positions within the Department. Robert created positions for a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer, a Narcotics Division, an Evidence Officer, a DUI Officer, a SWAT team and an Internal Affairs officer.
For his efforts as Chief of Police in Canton, Robert was awarded the Metro Area Top Cop Award for 2007. He has numerous leadership of law enforcement awards throughout his career and has amassed over 300 hours of continuing education and training.
In 2006, Governor Haley Barbour appointed Robert to serve on the Mississippi Crime Stoppers Advisory Board, where he serves as Vice President. Previously, he was the Regional Vice President for the Central District of Mississippi’s Police Chief Association. Robert is a member of the Canton Lion Club and the Priestly Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He is married to the former Brenda Young and has three sons and one daughter.