A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
The Office of Capitol Police is the Law Enforcement unit of the Department of Finance and Administration. As such, the department is charged with the responsibility of protecting life and property within state facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Finance and Administration.
Our goal is to provide excellent service and protection to the visitors, employees, and elected officials within our jurisdiction in a professional manner. By performing every task with that goal in mind, we will surely achieve it.
The mission of the Office of Capitol Police is to enhance the quality of life for employees, visitors, elected and appointed officials at state properties named in Sections 29-5-2 and 29-5-77 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 as amended. We can achieve this mission by working cooperatively with members of this community. We are obligated to conform to the United States Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment. The office is committed to reviewing ideas from the community in the development of its policies that directly affect all those who work or visit at facilities within our jurisdiction.
The Office of Capitol Police will follow fundamental principles and deliver its services in a way that preserves and advances democratic values. The office also protects the rights of all persons as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
The office is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity and professionalism in all its operations. Professionalism, in a sense, means adherence to impeccable integrity and careful protection of the rights of those authorized to enforce the law.