MPSD Police Department
The Meridian Public School District Campus Police consistently and with uniformity strives to maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement services to Students, Staff and Guest / Citizens of the Meridian Public School District, within prescribed ethical, budgetary, and constitutional constraints. This agency strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice, and the consistent appearance of justice. The Chief recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. This agency actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to assist in bringing to justice those that break the law.
The following objectives have been established to accomplish the mission within the budgetary and manpower constraints imposed on the agency:
A. Protect Life and Property: To provide services that contribute to the preservation of life, the protection of property, and the safety of the Meridian Public School/Community.
B. Maintain Public Order: To maintain peace and public order. To assist during times of natural or technological disasters and/or other critical incidents. To provide for the safe and effective flow of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the investigation of traffic related accidents that may occur on Meridian Public School District Campus.
C. Prevent, Detect and Investigate Criminal Activity: To prevent crime through active and coordinated patrols that limit the opportunity for a crime to occur, and through education of students/staff/citizens that reduces the likelihood of them becoming victims of crime. To provide a thorough, appropriate, and efficient investigation of criminal activity.
D. Apprehension of Offenders: To provide for the expeditious and prudent apprehension of suspected violators of the law, regardless of an individual’s status in the community.
E. Community Service: To provide the resources necessary for assisting students/staff/citizens under special non-criminal circumstances.
F. Compliance with Ethical Standards and Professionalism: To ensure integrity and adherence to the professional standards of the Agency by investigating all complaints against Agency personnel. To provide for the training needs of officers and promote a high rate of proficiency in the officers of the Meridian Public School District Police Department. To address the career development goals of MPSD PD personnel.
Mississippi Suspicious Activity Report