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 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.


Governor Reeves Announces District Attorney Appointment

August 14, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced that he has appointed Mr. William “Adam” Hopper of Grenada as District Attorney for the 5th Circuit Court District to serve beginning August 15, 2023.


Mississippi’s Unemployment Rate Hits a New Record Low for Fourth Consecutive Month

July 21, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate reached a new record low in June 2023. June’s 3.1% unemployment rate marks the fourth consecutive month that Mississippi set a new record low.


State of Mississippi Moving Forward with Housing Solutions for March 24th Tornado Survivors

May 1, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – The State of Mississippi has been approved for direct housing assistance from FEMA to provide Transportable Temporary Housing Units (TTHUs) and other forms of housing for residents displaced due to the March 24th tornadoes. Roughly 250 survivors in the designated counties (Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, Montgomery, Panola, and Sharkey) are currently eligible for direct housing assistance. FEMA personnel are calling qualified applicants regarding their eligibility and moving forward with the next steps of this temporary housing process.


Governor Reeves Signs Bills Strengthening Public Safety in Mississippi’s Capital City

April 21, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced he signed House Bill 1020, Senate Bill 2343, House Bill 795, and Senate Bill 2101 which strengthen public safety in Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson.

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