JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Phil Bryant will name MDOC Commissioner Marshall Fisher as Department of Public Safety Commissioner. He will make the announcement in a press conference at 2:30 pm.
Fisher was appointed MDOC Commissioner in 2014.
Fisher served as executive director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics from 2005-2014, where he oversaw the state's largest methamphetamine bust and provided staff for Mississippi's first comprehensive intelligence center. Most recently, he served as state director for the Mississippi Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
Throughout his career, he has coordinated joint operations involving DEA, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Highway Patrol, and numerous other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
He is retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he was assigned as Agent in Charge of Mississippi DEA operations. During his tenure with the DEA, Fisher was assigned to field offices in Texas, Kansas, Kentucky and DEA Headquarters, where he served as section chief in the Office of Domestic Operations to Europe, Asia, Africa and Canada.
Fisher started his career in law enforcement as a police officer in Texas and as a parole agent in Louisiana. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of the University of Memphis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
Fisher and his wife, Thelma, have two sons, Grady and Shane, both of whom work in federal law enforcement.