Dept. of Public Safety Breaks Ground On Safety Complex

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - After three years in trailers, some state law enforcement agencies can look forward to nice new facilities. Friday, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety broke ground on a new safety complex on Highway 67 in Harrison County.

Officials say three buildings will house various state law enforcement agencies, many of which were displaced by Katrina.

"This 20, 21 million dollar thereabout facility will provide the men and women of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Bureau of Narcotics, the Bureau of Investigation and the State Crime Laboratory and the state Medical Examiners Office the equipment the work facilities and the work environment that will continue to insure the safety of our community," Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson said.

The complex is expected to be complete in 18 months. Commissioner Simpson also says he hopes the Harrison County EOC will relocate there.