Public Safety and Criminal Justice

Public safety is essential for a society to thrive and prosper, which is why Governor Reeves has made the safety of Mississippians and criminal justice reform top priorities throughout his time serving our state.

From fighting to improve benefits for law enforcement officers to reforming Mississippi’s prison system, Governor Reeves is committed to fostering an environment to provide for the safety of all Mississippians and the human dignity of all within the system.

Governor Reeves also believes every Mississippian has the right to bear arms and protect his or her family, which is why he has always been a strong, steady advocate for protecting Second Amendment rights in Mississippi. As long as he is in office, Governor Reeves will fight against any efforts to limit Mississippians’ right to protect their loved ones.


Press releases:


Governor Reeves Gives State of the State Address

February 26, 2024

JACKSON, Miss. — Today, Governor Tate Reeves gave his 2024 State of the State Address. Below is the full transcript, as prepared.


Governor Reeves Announces Major Public Safety Operation in Jackson

February 13, 2024

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced a major public safety operation taking place in the city of Jackson. The large-scale public safety operation, called Operation Unified, is the result of coordinated efforts between state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies.


Governor Reeves Joins 13 Republican Governors in Texas for Briefing on Joe Biden’s Border Crisis

February 4, 2024

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today joined Governor Greg Abbott and 12 fellow Republican governors in Eagle Pass, Texas to receive a briefing on and participate in a press conference regarding the border crisis that is unfolding as a result of Joe Biden’s open-border policies.


Governor Reeves Appoints Richelle Lumpkin as 15th Circuit Court District Judge

January 22, 2024

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced the appointment of Judge Richelle Lumpkin as 15th Circuit Court District Judge for Place 3. This appointment fills a vacancy created by the untimely death of the Honorable Buddy McDonald IV.


Governor Reeves Declares Day of Mourning for Fallen Officer

September 7, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves announced that he signed an executive order proclaiming a day of official mourning in honor of Mike Griffin, a decorated Marine and distinguished law enforcement officer who lost his life in the line of duty on September 4, 2023, at the age of 62.

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