Chief Inspector Laurie Thompson is a long-term resident of the city of Bartlett. She began her career with the Bartlett Police Department in 2004. As a patrol officer, Laurie spent much of her time as a Field Training Officer. She also served as the first female member of the Crime Suppression Unit.
In 2013, she was promoted to the rank of Detective where she specialized in cases involving fraud, theft and auto burglaries. As a Detective, she accepted a position in the narcotics unit handling seizures for the City of Bartlett as well as being a case officer for the unit. Laurie was promoted to Lieutenant in 2018. After a short stint in patrol, Laurie was assigned to the Investigative Services Division where she stayed for three years. In 2019, she was selected as Supervisor of the Year for the Bartlett Police Department.
Beginning in January 2022, she became the Shift Commander for the Bravo Shift in the Patrol Division. Her other responsibilities included the Honor Guard, Field Training Officer Coordinator, Crime Scene Technicians, and the Hostage Negotiation Team. After being promoted to the rank of Captain, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Administration/Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University in an effort to better serve the citizens of Bartlett. She is currently the Chief Inspector of the Patrol Division.