On April 1, 1938, Senate Bill 161 was signed into law by Governor Hugh L. White creating the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. Since then, the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol (MHSP) has promoted the safe operation of motor vehicles on the state’s roads and highways by enforcing the rules of the road as set forth in Title 63 of the Mississippi Code of 1972. Upon request, MHSP will assist counties and municipalities with limited resources and expertise in resolving crimes and other law enforcement-related issues in their jurisdictions. State Troopers must also be prepared to respond to statewide emergencies at the request of the Governor.
Additionally, the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol serves Mississippians by providing and maintaining records of more than 2.7 million state-issued documents such as driver’s licenses, identification cards and firearms permits.
Each division of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol works diligently to protect life and property by maintaining law and order with courtesy, service and safety.