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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.

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Governor Tate Reeves Announces Appointment for 19th Chancery Court District of Mississippi

July 23, 2020

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his appointment of Judge Billie J. Graham as Chancery Court Judge of the 19th Chancery Court District of Mississippi. Having served in a variety of legal roles throughout her career, from solo practitioner to Justice Court Judge, Judge Graham has an extensive history of fighting for Mississippi children and families.

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Governor Tate Reeves Announces 3rd Circuit Court District Appointment

July 21, 2020

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his appointment of Kent E. Smith as circuit judge for the 3rd Circuit Court District, Place 3. Having extensive legal experience in Mississippi as well as Alabama and Tennessee and across court levels, Smith is a battle-tested leader ready to step up to the bench.

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Governor Tate Reeves Announces 3rd Circuit Court District Appointment

July 15, 2020

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his appointment of Grady Franklin “Gray” Tollison as circuit court judge for the 3rd Circuit Court District, Place 1. From the courtroom to the Capitol, Gray has a proven history of fighting for our state and our people—having served in offices from President Pro Tempore of the Mississippi State Senate to partner of his own law firm.

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Governor Tate Reeves Releases Safe Return Guidelines for DMV Reopenings

June 3, 2020

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his Safe Return guidelines for permanent drivers license stations across the state to reopen on Monday, June 8.

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Governor Reeves Announces His Appointments for MDOC and DPS Commissioners to Ensure the Safety of Mississippians

May 20, 2020

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced Burl Cain as his appointment for the permanent Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) and Judge Sean Tindell for Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS).

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