COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) -From patrolling the state roads to carrying out exams for drivers, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety has one mission.
To keep Mississippians safe.
Under this agency, new officers are trained, investigators work with city and county law officers and forensic investigations are carried out.
Sean Tindell is the Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
In Columbus today, he told members of the Columbus Rotary Club that the agency is growing, adding new departments to the law officers already under the public safety umbrella.
“It’s a large agency. We currently have 10 divisions. We are going to add Capitol Police, and MDOT Enforcement Division. At that point, we will have 12 different divisions total,” said Sean Tindell.
Tindell has been on the job for almost a year. He oversees more than 1,100 employees statewide.