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Public safety summit to be held in Flowood

Governor Tate Reeves, Attorney General Lynn Fitch, and Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell will be hosting the inaugural Mississippi Public Safety Summit on May 8-10 at The Refuge in Flowood. The Summit will bring together state and local law enforcement, prosecutors, and first responders from across our state to discuss the challenges facing public safety and criminal justice networks and hear from speakers to help find solutions.

“Law enforcement officers, first responders and prosecutors are the first line of defense for Mississippians,” said Gov. Tate Reeves. “I’m honored to have the chance to highlight some of these brave public servants and thank everyone who helped to put together this important event. The state of Mississippi remains committed to upholding law and order, and keeping our residents safe.”

“We know we are stronger when we work together,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “At the Attorney General’s Office, we have had immense success in serving justice when we work together with prosecutors and law enforcement across the state. Our hope is to provide a platform for other leaders across the state to pool their collective knowledge and make Mississippi a safer place for everyone.”

“Communication amongst public safety leaders is a crucial component in ensuring safety to their communities,” said Commissioner Sean Tindell. “The Department of Public Safety is proud to announce this summit and bring public safety leaders from across state together to discuss topics that will in turn help improve their communities and enhance their public safety in their counties and municipalities.”

Featured speakers include founder of Operation Underground Railroad Tim Ballard, Former Command Master Chief of SEAL Team Six Dave Cooper, Delta State University Professor Dr. Kent Wessinger, and SSA Bradley Hentschel, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. The full, current agenda is here: https://www.ago.state.ms.us/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/2023-Public-Safety-Summit-Agenda-040423.pdf

In addition to these guest speakers, Governor Reeves will join the Summit for an awards ceremony to recognize and honor men and women in the public safety profession who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

More information on the conference and how to register is available HERE.

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