Capitol Police

Submitted by linzy.gressett on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 15:50

A Message From The Chief

The Office of Capitol Police is a unit of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. As such, the Office is charged with the responsibility of protecting life and property within the boundaries of the Capitol Complex Improvement District located in Jackson, the Bolton properties in Biloxi and the State Service Center in Hattiesburg, MS.

Our goal is to provide excellent service and protection to the visitors, employees, elected and appointed officials within our jurisdiction, in a professional and courteous manner by performing every task with that goal in mind, we will surely achieve it.

CONTACT

Mississippi Capitol Police
501 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601-359-3125

ABOUT

MISSION

The mission of the Office of Capitol Police is to enhance the quality of life for employees, visitors, elected and appointed officials located within the boundaries of the Capitol Complex Improvement District within the City of Jackson, MS and properties named in Section 25-5-2 and 29-5-77 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 as amended. We can achieve this mission by working cooperatively with members of this community. We are obligated to conform to the United States Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment. The office is committed to reviewing ideas from the community in the development in its policies that directly affect all those who work at or visit facilities within our jurisdiction.

The Office of Capitol Police will follow fundamental principles and deliver its services in a way that preserves and advances democratic values. The office also protects the rights of all persons as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

The office is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity and professionalism in all its operations. Professionalism, in a sense, means adherence to impeccable integrity and careful protection of the rights of those authorized to enforce the law.

ADMINISTRATION

The Office of Capitol Police is the Law Enforcement unit of the Department of Finance and Administration. As such, the department is charged with the responsibility of protecting life and property within state facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Finance and Administration.

Enforcement personnel employed by the Office of Capitol Police must be certified law enforcement officers through the Mississippi Office of Standards and Training. They must also be fully prepared and committed to rendering courteous, professional law enforcement service at all times. As law enforcement officers of this agency and the state of Mississippi, Office of Capitol Police Officers must discharge their duties pursuant to the guidelines established by the Department of Finance and Administration and the laws of this state.

Our goal is to provide excellent service and protection to the visitors, employees, and elected officials within our jurisdiction in a professional manner. By performing every task with that goal in mind, we will surely achieve it.