Lendrick Francois is a 1998 graduate of Amite High School. He attends Butler's AME Zion Church and resides in Amite. After high school Francois attended Southern University where he played football and majored in criminal justice. "I like what I do, it gives me a chance to really give back to the community," stated Francois.
Francois said that he got into law enforcement because it "was something hands on." He says that he intends to stay with the Amite Police Force. Francois is now responsible for running a shift of four men. He oversees call and makes sure the men are safe as well as making sure the shift is run how his superiors think it should be. Francois also has to check each officer's paper work before it is turned in.
"It really is a great shift and a great department. The department is moving in the right direction, I feel," Francois commented.
When asked how his job has effected his life he stated, "It certainly opens ones perspectives on alot. I hate to see children abused or having to be on scene where a fatality has occurred, but sometimes that's part of the job."
When asked where he saw himself in the future, Francois responded, "Still in law enforcement. Maybe a Lieutenant, Captain or higher. I will be doing something to give back to the community."
If he weren't in law enforcement Francois says he would be, "coaching football or something to make a difference in the community, something to show great leadership."