Black History Month: Nikeo Collins, Police Chief


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Chief Nikeo Collins graduated high school in 1991 from Scotlandville Magnet High in Baton Rough and came to NSU as a NASA JOVE Scholar and Presidential Merit recipient. He participated in an Entergy internship for Computer Engineering and graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice and BS in Mathematics/ Computer Science.
He joined the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Blue Key Honor Fraternity, Order of Omega and Intra- fraternity Council.
He became a Reserve Officer in 1994 for the Natchitoches Police Department. He dedicated hundreds of hours providing services to the citizens of Natchitoches.

This article published in the Feb. 10, 2022, print edition

In 1996, Collins was hired full time and worked in the Patrol Division. in 1998, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations/ Narcotics Division and was assigned to the Natchitoches Mult-jurisdictional Task Force. He was a founding member of Natchitoches PD Honor Guard, Natchitoches ERT and Natchitoches SWAT.
Collins was instrumental in implementing numerous technologies at NPD.

Collins has served on Natchitoches Parish 911 Communications District – Board of Commissioners and Natchitoches Parish Emergency Advisory Committee – Committee Member.
His awards include the 1996 Bossier Parish Community College Criminal Justice Institute Academics Award, 1997-98 Natchitoches Area Jaycees Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer, 2005-06 and 2009 Kiwanis Club Lawman of the Year.