Lt. Colonel Randy Ginn is the Deputy Director and Chief of the Uniform Division for the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, the state’s primary law enforcement agency. He has served in this capacity since February 2016. As Chief of the Uniform Division, Lt. Colonel Ginn oversees the MHP divisions that are primarily responsible for the safety of our highways. These include the Enforcement Division, SWAT, Special Operations Group (SOG), CRASH Team, Air Operations, Training, Motorcycle Unit, Interdiction Unit, Motor Carrier Safety Division, Fleet Operations and Public Affairs. The MHP Honor Guard is also under the direction of the Deputy Director.
Lt. Colonel Ginn has worked in many duty assignments throughout his years of service with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol since graduating from Cadet Class 45 in December 1987. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Troop G as a State Trooper in Monroe County. Throughout his career, he has served as an MBI Special Agent, MBI Supervisory Special Agent, Troop Executive Officer, Troop Commander and Central Region Major. In recognition of his service, Lt. Colonel Ginn was the recipient of the Troop G Trooper of the Year Award (1990) and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s Trooper of the Year Award (2001).
Over the years, he has been heavily involved in the development of technological advancements for the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol such as the Daily Activity reporting system and eCitation electronic ticketing system where was recognized with the MHP Meritorious Service Award (2011) for his work on these systems. Additionally, he has been involved over the years with the agency’s crash reporting system projects with the most recent one being implemented this year.
Lt. Colonel Ginn is a graduate of the 234th Session of the FBI National Academy. Prior to joining the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, he studied Law Enforcement at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Mississippi.