law enforcement

Click It or Ticket campaign under way this week

Coast law enforcement agencies are joining the Department of Transportation's national Click It or Ticket campaign this week to remind drivers to buckle up. The seat belt campaign started Monday and runs through June 5, a period that encompasses the…

Recruiting efforts increase among Coast police

In recent years, police departments have upped their recruiting efforts as new officers become more scarce and departments in South Mississippi are no exception. Many departments sent representatives to Jackson,…

Setting the scene for the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

They’ll be out for blood in Gautier tomorrow, but it’s all for a good, life-saving cause. South Mississippi law enforcement, fire fighters, and other community leaders are setting the stage at Gulf Coast Gas in Gautier for…

Crisis Intervention Team Training graduation ceremony

Officers with several South Mississippi law enforcement agencies are now specially trained to deal with mental health cases, drug use, and other crisis situations they encounter while on the job. Patrol Sgt. Thomas ‘Trey’ Reynolds said, "I'm…

Mississippi Highway Patrol looking for recruits

Do you have hopes of working in law enforcement? Well you can put your name in the running for a limited amount of time to see if you have what it takes to work for the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Mississippi…

Chris Ryle sworn-in as Gulfport police chief

The Mississippi Aquarium hosted a swearing-in ceremony for Gulfport law enforcement today. Among those sworn in was the new Police Chief Chris Ryle who was introduced by his best friend for the past 22 years, who is also the deputy…

Rally to support law enforcement in Ocean Springs

Jackson County residents and law enforcement leaders gathered this evening in Ocean Springs to show support for local police. The Salute to Jackson County Police Departments recognized the various chiefs of police and sheriff’s departments for their work in the…

Local first responders in need of hand sanitizer

If you have been to any grocery stores in the past few days, you’ve probably noticed the shelves are empty on many essential items, including hand sanitizers and disinfectants. For local first responders these items are essential due to their…

A delicious ‘thank you’ to law enforcement

It was a busy morning in the kitchen for Olive Garden employees in D’Iberville as they prepared to send out a delicious ‘thank you’ to local first responders. For the 18th consecutive year, first responders on the Coast received a…