In an effort to crack down on the local criminal subculture, Gulfport police made 47 arrests last week.
Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania appeared visibly upset at today's press conference after the city's fifth homicide this year.
Sheriff Mike Ezell says his deputies can't be in every place at once, but citizens can be the ears and eyes out in the community.
Block captains, local neighborhood contacts, and anyone interested in starting a neighborhood watch program is encouraged to attend.
Nearly 40% of cases presented to the Jackson County grand jury are drug crimes.
An online survey released Thursday by Safe Choice Security announces Long Beach as one of the 14 safest cities in Mississippi.