Mississippi Department of Mental Health

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) administers and operates state behavioral health programs, regional programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and provides a number of community services and supports through DMH-certified providers. Within DMH is the Bureau of Behavioral Health-Addictive Services, the state’s public system of alcohol and drug use prevention and treatment services. These services are provided through a statewide network of providers, which includes state-operated facilities, regional community mental health centers, and other nonprofit community-based programs.

The Bureau of Behavioral Health-Addictive Services is responsible for establishing, maintaining, monitoring and evaluating a statewide system of alcohol and drug use services, including prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Additionally, the Bureau has designed a system of services for alcohol and drug use prevention and treatment reflecting its philosophy that alcohol and drug use is a preventable and treatable illness.

The goal of this system is to provide a continuum of community-based services accessible to all Mississippians. The Bureau is committed to quality care, cost-effective services, and the health and welfare of individuals through the reduction of alcohol and other drug use.

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Mississippi Attorney General's Office, Attorney General Lynn Fitch

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer and advisor for the State of Mississippi on both civil and criminal matters. Her responsibility is to represent public officials and government agencies and to issue legal opinions that interpret State law. The Attorney General has the sole power under Mississippi law to bring or defend a lawsuit on behalf of the State. She acts as counsel to State agencies and defends them or brings suit on their behalf. Most importantly, the Office is charged with the representation of the people of the State of Mississippi. 

Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy was established by legislative action in 1920. The mission of the Board is to support the legitimate use of controlled substances while being proactive in safeguarding public health and safety.

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is comprised of seven pharmacist members, all appointed by the Governor.

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics | 1-800-844-6272

Created by statutory authority in 1971, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics enforces the State’s Uniform Controlled Substances Law. As the State’s primary drug enforcement agency, the MBN accomplishes its mission by confiscating drugs and other contraband, and by arresting suspected drug violators for prosecution under applicable state and federal laws

The goals of the MBN are to:

  • Identify, target, and dismantle Drug Trafficking organizations responsible for illicit drug traffic and abuse in Mississippi.
  • Enforce the Mississippi uniform controlled substance laws efficiently and effectively.
  • Target major drug trafficking organizations, violent career offenders, clandestine drug manufacturers, and violators of prescription drug laws.
  • Protect state borders by targeting intra and interstate drug trafficking.
  • Broaden agency intelligence through information sharing with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Participation in federal law enforcement task forces in order to ensure adequate and efficient use of agency resources.

Mississippi Department of Human Services

The mission of the Mississippi Department of Human Services is to provide services to people in need by optimizing all available resources to sustain the family unit, and to encourage traditional family values, thereby promoting self-sufficiency and personal responsibility for all Mississippians.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety was created by a statutory authority in 1938 and consists of the following offices that are united in providing public safety to the citizens of Mississippi:

Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol

The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol (MHSP) is a service-oriented organization dedicated to providing for the safety of the public on Mississippi highways and to keep Mississippi citizens free from the fear of lawlessness. The two primary components of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol are the enforcement and order services divisions. Both divisions work together to protect life and property by maintaining law and order with courtesy, superior service, and professionalism.

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is responsible for providing for the public’s safety by reducing the availability of illicit, controlled substances. The reduction is accomplished through comprehensive statewide enforcement initiatives that are supported by strategic planning and training as well as by working with federal, state, and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies inside and outside the state.

Public Safety Planning

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety Planning provides training, funding, planning, prevention, and protection services, through the work of its four Components, to ensure a safe and secure environment and enhanced quality of life for the citizens of the State of Mississippi. The Division of Public Safety Planning is made up of four components: (1) Office of Justice Programs; (2) Office of Standards and Training; (3) Governor’s Office of Highway Safety; (4) Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging.

Mississippi State Medical Examiner's Office

The Mississippi State Medical Examiner’s Office is responsible for assuring that all deaths that affect the public interest are properly investigated, diagnosed, and reported. The types of deaths investigated by this office include all child deaths and all deaths occurring in law enforcement custody. In addition, the office investigates and examines deaths due to violence (all homicides), drug toxicity, fire, work place accidents, infectious disease, natural disease, aviation and maritime deaths, elder abuse, and mass disasters. The State Medical Examiner’s Office is also tasked with the identification of all unknown human remains.

Mississippi Forensics Laboratory

The Mississippi Forensics Laboratory is responsible for providing the highest quality, objective services in the recognition, collection, preservation, and scientific analysis and interpretation of physical evidence in the pursuit of truth within the criminal justice system.

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers' Training Academy (MLEOTA)

The Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy (MLEOTA) is committed to providing basic level, advanced, and in-service training for the local and state law enforcement agencies operating in the State of Mississippi.

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security partners with federal, state, and local emergency personnel during both man-made and natural disasters, as well as working to prevent, protect, and respond to threats and/or acts of terrorism within our state.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers assists local law enforcements across the state to help deter and solve crime through the creation of the local Crime Stoppers program. There are currently 34 active local Crime Stoppers programs throughout the state.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The mission of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Along with the main office in Jackson, the FBI has seven satellite offices in Mississippi, known as resident agencies across the state.

The FBI’s Community Outreach Program supports the Bureau’s investigative mission by working to address multiple interrelated societal problems—including crime, drugs, gangs, terrorism, and violence. Linking community service, prevention, and law enforcement is a national trend spurred by grassroots efforts around the country, and FBI employees have joined this movement, volunteering in a wide variety of community-related efforts.

Drug Enforcement Administration

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

  • Reduce consequences related to prescription drug among adolescents and young adult Mississippians,
  • Reduce prescription drug abuse rates for 12-15 year olds, and
  • Reduce statewide prescription drug related consequences.