Bureau of Narcotics

Submitted by lacorietowers on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 13:15

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) was created by the legislature in 1971 with the duty of being a statewide narcotics law enforcement agency.  MBN has the responsibility of providing the citizens of Mississippi a front line defense against the abuse, misuse, sale, and trafficking of controlled substances.

The MBN provides investigative and enforcement services to local, county, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the state.  The MBN also conducts general and special investigations throughout the state and provides specialized training to law enforcement throughout Mississippi and surrounding states.

One of the emerging problems in Mississippi is Prescription Opioid Addiction.  The misuse and abuse of medicines such as Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and other prescription pain killers is presenting a new challenge for Mississippi and is greatly affecting public health and safety.  The far-reaching impacts from this problem affect people of every age we encourage the citizens of this state to dispose of any unused prescription pain killers at Drop Boxes which are available in every Highway Patrol station in the state. In order to accomplish our mission, it is extremely important to have the support of our citizenry.  We welcome any information regarding possible drug trafficking or illegal drug sales so the MBN can appropriately direct our assets to make Mississippi a safer place to raise our families.

CONTACT

Tip line number:
1-800-844-6272

ABOUT

Mission

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) provides for the public’s safety by reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances.  Reductions in the availability of illicit controlled substances are accomplished through comprehensive statewide enforcement initiatives, which are supported by strategic planning and training as well as by working with federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies inside and outside the State.

Administration

An Executive Director appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety heads the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The Deputy Director–Chief of Enforcement oversees investigations, while the lead attorney–Chief of Staff oversees administration; both report to the Executive Director.

Enforcement operations, with sworn agents are managed through three geographical regions with nine district offices, three special enforcement units and three quasi-enforcement units.

The MBN Administrative Division, through civilian personnel, provide support services that ensure the agency is in compliance with departmental, state and federal regulations. It does so through its internal affairs, public relations, fiscal, personnel and property offices as well as through information technology, technical, communications and fleet services.