Public Integrity

May 26, 2017  | 

The Public Integrity Division’s (PID) staff of attorneys and investigators is responsible for the prosecution of several types of criminal cases in the State Courts in Mississippi. As its primary mission, PID is charged with the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting public corruption and white collar crime. PID works closely with various State agencies, such as the Mississippi Auditor’s Office and Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office, as well as with federal agencies and local law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of corrupt public employees or private citizens conducting business with the State in a fraudulent or otherwise illegal manner.

The division provides assistance to local law enforcement officials, local prosecutors and the State’s 22 district attorneys in the performance of their duties. Further, PID is charged with the responsibility of impaneling a statewide grand jury to investigate and prosecute large-scale drug violators. PID works with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics in investigating and prosecuting large-scale drug organizations through both criminal prosecution and civil forfeiture actions.

To contact the Public Integrity Division:

  • P.O. Box 220
  • Jackson, MS 39205-0220
  • Telephone: 601-359-4250
  • Fax: 601-359-4254

In addition to its primary mission, the Public Integrity Division includes several units charged with enforcing particular areas of law in this State, either independently or in conjunction with local law enforcement and prosecution:

Cyber Crime Unit

This unit provides comprehensive investigation, prosecution, training, and public awareness on crimes involving the use of a computer and the Internet.

Child Desertion Unit

The attorney and staff of the Child Desertion Unit are dedicated to the prosecution of deadbeat parents of Mississippi children.

Vulnerable Adult Unit

The mission of the attorney and staff in this unit is to protect our most vulnerable citizens by investigating and prosecuting persons who abuse, neglect, or exploit vulnerable adults residing in private homes.

Insurance Fraud Unit

The mission of this unit is to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud.

Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Unit

This unit promotes the health of Mississippi citizens by working with local and state law enforcement officers to reduce youth access to tobacco and alcohol products.

Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

The Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP), Molly Miller, operates under a grant from the Office of Highway Safety/Department of Public Safety Division of Public Safety Planning. The TSRP serves in a resource capacity and as a liaison between and among the state’s prosecutors, law enforcement, judges, and the traffic safety community to more effectively prosecute DUI and other traffic safety cases.

The TSRP coordinates the training of all state prosecutors on traffic safety issues, primarily DUI prosecutions, and provides legal assistance on matters related to such cases. Such assistance includes, but is not limited to: assisting with pre-trial investigations, sitting second chair, researching motions, writing briefs, writing and/or updating the DUI Manual for Prosecutors, and preparing a bi-annual newsletter regarding “hot topic” issues of highway safety. The TSRP also coordinates joint training of prosecutors with their local law enforcement officers by corroborating with the Mississippi Law Enforcement Liaison’s Office. The TSRP is available daily to prosecutors, law enforcement and judges should the need for assistance in traffic related cases arrive.

The TSRP works with the Mississippi Highway Patrol to provide in-service training for the Mississippi State Troopers regarding report writing and testimony training. The TSRP also teaches on a regular basis at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy to the Basic Recruit Class. Additionally, the TSRP provides testimony training in conjunction with every Standardized Field Sobriety Training class provided and taught by the Mississippi Law Enforcement Liaison’s Office. The TSRP also works in conjunction with the Mississippi Judicial College to provide legal training and caselaw updates on DUIs & traffic related issues to the Municipal and Justice Court Judges statewide.

Training Schedule:

No Trainings available at this time.

ARIDE=Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement (DUI, Alcohol, & Drug Training)

STORM=Sobriety Trained Officers Representing Mississippi

MLEOTA=Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy

SFST- Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Training class

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