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Barnes Named Director of MS Office of Homeland Security

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

MHP Major Rusty Barnes is the new Director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security. Barnes has been with MPH for more than 25 years and most recently served as the Central Region Commander of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the statewide Emergency Operations Co-ordinator.

The Mississippi office of Homeland Security was established in 2004 and has distributed more than $200 million of federal grants to city, county and state emergency responders.

MOHS establishes, trains and equips statewide response teams capable of responding to terrorist incidents and natural disasters.

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