Police Department

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The Pascagoula Police Department was established by the people of this community and exists to serve them. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Pascagoula by working cooperatively with the public within the framework of the Constitution of the United States of America. Our objectives are to enforce the laws, preserve peace, reduce fear, and provide a safe and secure environment in which to live.

Accountability - Integrity - Professionalism



In March 2015, the Pascagoula Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Jackson County to become nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Accreditation is an ongoing process of advancement and achievement, as the department must undergo an extensive review process by CALEA for re-accreditation every 4 years. In October 2021, a team of assessors conducted a virtual assessment of the department to ensure compliance with set standards. In March of 2022, the department received its 3rd national re-accreditation. In addition, the department has been state-accredited through the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MSLEAC) since 2012.

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