Jordan is officer of week

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, September 13, 2016


APD’s Officer of the Week is Officer Lydon Jordan. Jordan has been employed with Andalusia Police Department since 2009. Officer Jordan began working part time at APD before committing to a full time position. He began his law enforcement career in Elba in 2007.  He is currently a patrol officer on “B Shift” he is supervised by Sgt. Roger Cender and Lt. Timothy Stallworth.

In addition to his law enforcement career, Officer Jordan also has four years of military experience. He served in the U.S. Army from 1989 – 1993 as a cannon commander (field artillery).

He and his wife make their home in Opp.

Officer Jordan says that law enforcement chose him. He joined law enforcement for the sense of “duty and honor,” but said that law enforcement was something he had always wanted to do. He says he always wants to be a positive impact for young people in the community.

Officer Jordan aid prefers to work on Sundays and loves working day shift. His favorite hobbies are listening to music, singing, and relaxing at home. He said choosing a college sports team isn’t easy. He will always pull for both Alabama and Auburn when playing other teams but when it comes to their match up – he’s going to be a Crimson Tide fan.

His favorite meal would be catfish and cheese grits.

Officer Jordan has the following advice for anyone wanting to join law enforcement, “Don’t do this job for the gun, badge, or the uniform. It’s a job that you really want to do in your heart. Always treat people the way you want to be treated. That itself goes a long way in life and not just law enforcement.”

His goals include finishing his career at APD and being “all I can be as an officer.”

“I think I say this all the time and a lot of people don’t really understand how sincere I am but I do not know of a chief anywhere who would not want a shift full of officers like Officer Jordan,” Chief Paul Hudson said. “He’s a great leader and teacher for young officers. He’s knowledgeable, friendly and presents himself with the greatest of professionalism. We look forward to many more years with Officer Jordan as a part of our PD family.”