2 months ago
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Donuts with a Deputy

If you want to catch up with local Harrison County deputies, tomorrow you’ll have the chance. From 7 to 9 a.m. at Michael Memorial Baptist Church in Gulfport, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is hosting Donuts with a Deputy. Sheriff Troy Peterson tells News 25 you can come out and meet and speak with him […]
4 months ago
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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The citizens of Jackson County are presenting their second annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day tomorrow at the Jackson County Civic Center. The event kicks off with a kids zone at 3 o’clock followed by a dinner for law enforcement and family members at four. There will be live music and a concert at 6 o’clock […]
4 months ago
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Vests, Cameras, and other gear keeping police safe

The search is still on for the man who shot a Harrison County deputy near the intersection of 605 and Highway 67 last week. The sheriff says the bulletproof vest the deputy was wearing is what saved his life. Shot on duty, a Harrison County deputy was life-flighted to the hospital after he was blindsided […]
4 months ago
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National Night Out in Bay St. Louis

An initiative to increase awareness about police programs in communities took place nationwide tonight. News 25’s Kendra Turley takes us inside tonight’s National Night Out campaign in Bay St. Louis. Hancock County emergency personnel took the night off from the streets so they could have a night out with the citizens they protect and serve. […]
4 months ago
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National Night Out against Crime Expo

Tonight in Hancock County, families are welcome to join local agencies for a national Night Out against Crime expo. The purpose of the event is to familiarize the community with the work done by law enforcement officials and first responders. The event is a great opportunity for children to become more familiar with the men […]
4 months ago
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National Night Out Expo

News 25’s Hank Davis interviews Ernest Taylor Sr. about the National Night Out Expo to help bring the community and law enforcement together at the Bay St. Louis community center on August 1st at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
5 months ago
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Officers speak on Back the Badge

The Back the Badge law, now in effect in our state, is put in place to deter against violence against our law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency workers. This law expands Mississippi’s existing hate crimes law, which enhances penalties for crimes committed because of a victim’s race, religion, national origin or gender. Supporters who filed […]
5 months ago
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Back the badge act now in effect

Here in Mississippi, the Back the Badge Act is now in effect. This doubles the penalties for those who intentionally harm law enforcement officers, firefighters, or emergency workers. The law expands Mississippi’s existing hate crimes law which enhances penalties for crimes committed because of a victim’s race, religion, national origin, or gender. The measure says […]
5 months ago
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Honoring Harrison County Law Enforcement

This morning, deputies with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office received a unique award for their time dedicated to service. Officers were given pins they can show off on their uniforms which indicate how long they’ve been with the department. Around 275 deputies were awarded the pins. The ceremony honored men and women who have served […]
5 months ago
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Leadership in law enforcement

This week, while most of us were focused on the weather, the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police was focused on improving their abilities to lead police departments across the entire state. Since Tuesday, hundreds of chiefs have been in attendance at the association’s annual summer meeting, one of two gatherings held each year. The […]