2 days ago
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Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast

This morning, Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers honored local law enforcement with an appreciation breakfast. About 300 officers in our six coastal counties packed into Margaritaville for the 7th annual event. Several awards were given out to men and women for their courageous work protecting and serving the gulf coast. Members of Mississippi Coast Crime stoppers […]
1 month ago
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House passes Back the Badge Act

With a vote of 94 to 18, the Mississippi House has passed the Back the Badge Act. House Bill 645 would enhance penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency responders. The bill now heads to Governor Bryant’s desk for his signature. If signed, the new law will go into effect July […]
2 months ago
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Gulfport police officers meet with CDC students

Gulfport police officers met with students at Climb CDC this morning to prep for tomorrow’s big basketball game. Ten students are playing with the Gulfport Blue Crew team tomorrow night at 7 at Gulfport High School. At first, the CDC students were intimidated by the police presence, but officers have been coming to speak with […]
3 months ago
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Active Shooter Training: Behind the Badge Part Two

Now for part two of our series ‘Behind the Badge,’ active shooter training prepares for the dangerous realities police officers could face at any moment. News 25’s Laurene Callander reports. 2016 was a brutal year for law enforcement. A 56 percent spike in officers shot and killed. Sixty four officers gunned down in the line […]
3 months ago
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Shoot or Don’t Shoot: Behind the Badge Part One

We begin our two part series, Behind the Badge, tonight with Shoot or Don’t Shoot, the split second decisions officers make which could mean life or death. News 25’s Laurene Callander reports. Viral videos of officer involved shootings sweep the nation in recent years, sparking anger and mistrust of law enforcement and triggering questions from […]
3 months ago
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Blue Lives Matter Bill on its way to the House

House Bill 2469, the Blue Lives Matter Bill, is on its way to the House and one step closer to becoming law. Today, News 25 reached out to the author of that bill Senator Sean Tindell of Gulfport. He says after a two hour debate and lively discussion, the bill passed the Senate. Senator Tindell […]
3 months ago
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Blue Crew vs. D’Iberville Police Department

Tonight the Gulfport Police Department’s Blue Crew took to the court for the second time. Their first game was an exhibition game against high schoolers from their community. That game drew plenty of attention. This time, D’Iberville Police Department joined in on the fun. Game two featured two teams made up of officers and young […]
3 months ago
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Blue Lives Matter Bill Passes the Senate

A bill to double penalties for crimes targeting police officers, firefighters, and medics has passed the Mississippi Senate. Senators voted 37-13 Thursday to send Senate Bill 2469 to the House. The Blue Lives Matter proposal says any crime committed against emergency personnel because of their status as police officers, firefighters, or emergency medical technicians would […]
3 months ago
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Blue Lives Matter Bill Moves Forward in the Mississippi Senate

A bill to double the penalties for crimes targeting police officers, firefighters, and medics moves forward in the Mississippi Senate. The Blue Lives Matter Bill passes committee and will now head to the full Senate. The proposal says any crime committed against emergency personnel because of their status would be a hate crime under state […]
3 months ago
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State Trooper Shortage

Governor Phil Bryant says Mississippi faces a critical shortage of state troopers. Only 489 of the 650 state trooper positions allowed by state law are filled. Bryant said the shortage is both troubling and dangerous. Bryant says he plans to ask lawmakers to approve another trooper school to get more law enforcement officers on the […]