MHP announces new Lt. Colonel

JACKSON, Miss. - Today, Commissioner Sean Tindell announced James Ivory III as the Lieutenant Colonel of the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP). Effective March 1st, 2024, Ivory will take on the role of Director of the uniform division.“I congratulate Captain Ivory on his promotion to... Read More.

MHP to Make Seat Belts a Priority This Weekend

It'll be a busy holiday weekend for state troopers.  The Highway Patrol says it'll have safety checkpoints set up in some areas during the Memorial Day travel period as part of the national Click It or Ticket safety campaign.   High-visibility enforcement efforts begin Friday... Read More.

MHP gearing up for “Home For The Holidays” Campaign

The Mississippi Higway Patrol is getting ready to launch its "Home for The Holidays" enforcement campaign.The MHP safety awareness initiative kicks off the holiday travel period Friday, Dec. 23 at 6:00 am and runs through Monday, Dec. 26 at midnight.“The holiday season is a... Read More.


MHP Recruiting Cadets for Trooper School

After a busy holiday weekend, the Mississippi Highway Patrol is hoping that this time next year, it’ll have more troopers on the roads.   MHP is recruiting for its next Trooper School, scheduled for early next year.  It's hoping for thousands of applicants with the... Read More.

MHP July 4 weekend traffic report

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a report Tuesday about its Fourth of July weekend traffic enforcement.The agency had extra patrols from July 1 - 5 with special emphasis given to speeding and distracted/impaired driving.MHP said 7,999 citations were issued and made 168 arrests for... Read More.


MHP New Year’s Holiday Enforcement Period updates

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its New Year’s holiday enforcement period which began Tuesday, December 31, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Wednesday, January 1 at midnight.MHP issued 3526 citations with 79 DUI arrests.During the two day period, MHP investigated 81 motor vehicle crashes that... Read More.

MHP spokesman has stroke, in coma

A Mississippi alderman who also is spokesman for a state department is hospitalized after a stroke.Warren Strain's wife posted a long message on Facebook saying her husband is in a coma after a stroke Monday morning, and asking for prayers.Sandra Strain said her husband... Read More.

MHP Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period begins today

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will kick off its Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period today.The increased enforcement initiative will run through Sunday, Dec. 1 at midnight.State troopers will be cracking down on speeding, impaired drivers, and distracted drivers.Safety checkpoints will also be conducted to enforce child... Read More.


MHP announces extra patrols for July 4 holiday

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2019 Fourth of July Holiday Enforcement Period Wednesday, July 3, at 12:01 a.m. and conclude Thursday, July 4, at midnight.All available troopers will be assigned to saturation patrols and checkpoints to promote traffic safety.In conjunction with the... Read More.