Commercial Transportation Enforcement Division

Submitted by linzy.gressett on Thu, 08/19/2021 - 10:18

The Mississippi Legislature created the Mississippi Department of Public Commercial Transportation Enforcement Division (CTED) on July 1, 2021, by transferring the statutory duties, functions, and personnel from the Mississippi Department of Transportation Office of Enforcement to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS).

CTED is charged by state statutes and Mississippi Transportation Commission Rules and Regulations to protect the public and the transportation infrastructure by enforcing the commercial vehicle weight and size limits, and, driver and vehicle safety equipment inspections. Other responsibilities include, enforcement of fuel tax, operational authority, seizure of contraband, recovery of stolen property, arrest of fugitives, and rescue of human trafficking victims.

 

Officers are authorized by statute (Mississippi Code Ann. §45-3-1) to:

  • Carry firearms
  • To effect arrests and conduct such investigations and examinations as necessary to faithfully discharge the duties of this office:
  • To perform all other duties listed in Mississippi Code Annotated Section.

CTED is committed to balance the need for safe and efficient movement of goods and services while performing its public safety duties. Contact 601-359-1707 for any questions.

CONTACT

For CTED Press Inquiries:
Bailey Martin - 601-987-1218
BMartin@dps.ms.gov

For Public Record Submissions:
publicrecords@dps.ms.gov

ABOUT

MISSION

Mission

The Commercial Transportation Enforcement Division’s mission is to deliver a safe, effective and efficient assistance for its citizens and transportation industry by providing a highly visible and service-oriented presence in the growing economical and global market.

Vision

Dedicated Commercial Transportation Enforcement Division creating transportation solutions through innovation and exceptional service.

Values

  • ​​​Integrity - Building trust and confidence in all our relationships through honesty, commitment, and the courage to do what is right.​​
  • ​​Excellence - Providing quality products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations by being professional and the best in all we do.​​
  • Accountability - Being individually and collectively responsible for the impact of our actions on resources, the people we serve, and each other.