Arlustra "Pap" Henderson, Jr.

  • Graduated Alexander High School in 1965
  • Voted “Most Likely To Succeed”
  • Began Law Enforcement career in Brookhaven (1970) as a patrol officer and soon was promoted to sergeant, lieutenant, and captain
  • First African American to be appointed Assistant Chief of Police (1989 - served 12 years)
  • Elected first African American Police Chief of Brookhaven in landslide vote in 2001
  • Re-elected in 2005 and 2009 in unopposed elections
  • Retired in 2013 after 40 years of law enforcement service
  • Member of Mt. Wade Missionary Baptist Church
  • Married to late Ella Johnson, 3 children, 6 grandchildren
Arlustra "Pap" Henderson, Jr.