Police Department

John Miller
Police Chief
Lopez-Quave Public
Safety Center
170 Porter Ave.
jmiller@biloxi.ms.us
(228) 435-6100To contact
key personnel,
click here.

Mission Statement

The Biloxi Police Department is committed to providing the city with progressive, reliable and citizen-oriented police service in the most professional and timely manner possible.

“Justice with Dignity” is the department’s motto.

The Biloxi Police Department is under the leadership of Director John Miller. As of April 2008, the department has 130 sworn officers and 76 full- or part-time civilians, as well as 250 vehicles and over $25 million of inventory. The department’s annual budget tops $20 million dollars, all used in support of an on-going commitment to safeguarding citizens and their property.

The department provides a wide array of services to the community, including patrol operations, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, search and rescue operations, special narcotics enforcement teams and canine support.

The department is also an active member in community support activities, such as National Night Out Against Crime, GREAT and DARE training in city schools, Police Explorer programs, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, and holiday food deliveries for the elderly.

Furthermore, the Biloxi Police Department hosts the only fully staffed, trained and equipped bomb squad in south Mississippi. Every year, this multi-million-dollar team responds to more than 24 calls for service in the lower six counties of the state, rendering safe found ordinance, improvised explosive devices or suspicious items.

The Biloxi Police Department structure includes divisions for Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations and Administrative Services. The department operates out of the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center, a structure that was built in 2000 at a cost of $9.1 million and offering 66,000-square feet of space. It is located at 170 Porter Ave., two blocks off U.S. 90, north of the Biloxi Lighthouse. Citizens can call to request assistance or visit the Porter Avenue station 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Citizen calls for assistance are processed in the $1 million Communications Center on Popp’s Ferry Road, which is equipped with 911, TDD, and language capabilities to better serve all members of the community. The Communications Center received more than 28,000 calls for assistance in 2007 and is on a similar pace for 2008.

The department is always looking for qualified applicants to fill its professional ranks. Biloxi officers receive some of the best pay in the state, an exceptional benefits package and access to a wide variety of career options. For more information, email Inv. David Shoemaker at dshoemaker@biloxi.ms.us or refer to the online application by clicking here.

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