Major Malachi J. Sanders has been the Director of MHP’s Special Operations Division since July 2016. Major Sanders is a graduate of MHP Cadet Class 48. He started his 25 year law enforcement career in Clarke County. He worked extensively in the patrol division earning several commendations in enforcement. He has advanced through the ranks in many roles. He served as Public Affairs Officer for the Meridian District HP and later began his supervision as Assistant Troop Commander, MSGT for Meridian HP.
After serving in that capacity, he was then promoted to Executive Officer in Hattiesburg, HP District. He served as Executive Officer before being promoted to Troop Commander, Captain of Meridian District until his promotion to Major. Sanders is a graduate of Meridian Community College and MS State University where he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.