Captain Charles Haynes, Deputy Commissioner of External Affairs

As the Deputy Commissioner of External Affairs for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Captain Haynes oversees the Legislative Affairs and Governmental Affairs Divisions.

Captain Haynes most recently served as Governmental Affairs Director for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. He has 16 years of law enforcement experience, having served in the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s Special Operations Unit, on the Mississippi Joint Terrorism Task Force as an Officer, as a Mississippi Highway Patrol State Trooper, and as a Police Officer with the Brandon Police Department.

Mr. Haynes holds a Master of Science in Leadership degree and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Belhaven University. He is also a graduate of Class 276 of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Mississippi Highway Patrol Cadet Class 57, and the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy.