The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS) is a state law enforcement agency that serves as the primary law enforcement agency for the state of Mississippi. The department is responsible for enforcing state laws and regulations, investigating crimes, and providing law enforcement services to the citizens of Mississippi. The MDPS is also responsible for managing the state’s correctional facilities and providing parole and probation services.
The MDPS is a large department that employs over 3,000 individuals. The department is divided into several divisions, which include the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Bureau of Narcotics, the Bureau of Investigation, the Division of Corrections, the Division of Parole and Probation, and the State Medical Examiner.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is the largest division within the MDPS and is responsible for enforcing state traffic laws and investigating traffic accidents. The Highway Patrol is also responsible for providing security for state government officials and property.
The Bureau of Narcotics is responsible for enforcing state drug laws and investigating drug-related crimes. The bureau also provides training and education on drug-related topics to law enforcement officers and the public.
The Bureau of Investigation is responsible for investigating crimes that occur within the state of Mississippi. The bureau also provides forensic services to law enforcement agencies in the state.
The Division of Corrections is responsible for managing the state’s correctional facilities. The division also provides rehabilitation and education programs for inmates.
The Division of Parole and Probation is responsible for supervising parolees and probationers. The division also provides rehabilitation and education programs for offenders.
The State Medical Examiner is responsible for performing autopsies and investigating deaths that occur in the state.