CHIEF OF POLICE
Welcome, my name is Blake Ragsdale. I currently serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Southside. It is my duty to oversee the operations of the department, and to implement plans to help ensure the safety of the City of Southside, its residents and visitors.
I am a lifelong resident of Southside, and have spent the majority of my career with the Southside Police Department. I began as a reserve officer in 2000 and transitioned to full-time as a patrol officer in 2002. I have since worked my way through the ranks; from Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain in both the patrol and investigation divisions. In 2020, I was given the privilege of being appointed Chief of Police.
The Southside Police Department is a community-oriented organization of eight Patrol Officers, two Investigators, two School Resource Officers, and six Support Personnel dedicated to serving the citizens of our city.