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.