Chief Donald Weatherford is a graduate of Tioga High School and has been married to his high school sweetheart, Teena, for thirty three years.  They have two children and two grandchildren. Their daughter, Lindsey, is married and lives in Pineville and their son, Daniel, is a graduate of Louisiana College and a Deputy with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office. Chief Weatherford has been a member of Kingsville Baptist Church for over twenty years.

Chief Weatherford began his law enforcement career in 1984 with the Alexandria Police Department.  During his employment there he held numerous positions including Jailer, Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Detective in the Robbery/Homicide Section for approximately fifteen years, Patrol Supervisor, Internal Affairs Investigator and Detective Supervisor. Chief Weatherford retired as a Sergeant from the Alexandria Police Department after twenty six years of dedicated service.

On October 15, 2010 Chief Weatherford was appointed Chief of Police for the Pineville Police Department by Mayor Clarence Fields.