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Command Staff Members

Major Tom Clifford, Operations Division
Clifford-Official Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Since 1998


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Major Thomas Clifford Jr. started in law enforcement in 1988. He worked his way through the ranks from a reserve deputy to Major of Operations. Major Clifford has extensive experience commanding a patrol shift and participates in other duties at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department such as teaching at both the Harrison County Reserve Academy and the Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Major Clifford has an Associate’s degree in applied science from MGCCC, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi and holds a Master’s Degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. In 2013 Major Clifford was inducted into the Order of the Sword and Shield Professional and Academic Honor Society from St. John’s University in New York.

Major Clifford is also employed part time at MGCCC where he teaches criminal investigations and homeland security. He has three daughters Amanda, Joanne and Alexis.

Major Louis Elias, Training Division
Elias-Official Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Since 1994


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Major Louis Elias is a graduate of Long Beach High School and the Harrison County Law Enforcement Academy. He attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and The University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Criminal Justice, and has been a state certified law enforcement officer since 1994.
Major Elias’s 20-year law enforcement career includes positions of patrol officer, K-9 handler, shift supervisor, investigator, and training academy coordinator. In 2014 Major Elias was promoted to the rank of captain and named as Director of the Harrison County Law Enforcement Academy. His duties expanded in January 2016 when he was promoted to his current rank of Major and selected to oversee training for all employees of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.

Major Elias is married to Amy and has two children Tripp and Tucker.

Warden Evan Hubbard - Corrections Division
Hubbard-Official Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Since 2005


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Warden Hubbard is a native of South Mississippi.

Warden Hubbard began his career in Corrections as a Correctional Officer with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in 2005.

In 2007, the Harrison County Correctional Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) was formed as a tool to deal with inmates that posed a threat to officers and other inmates. Warden Hubbard was selected as the Team Leader and went on to be trained in Riot and Crowd control.

While being promoted to Lieutenant 2008, Warden Hubbard served as Second in Command of the temporary extension units for the main Adult Detention Center in Gulfport, MS. He was certified by the State of Mississippi Board of Minimum Standards as a Law Enforcement Instructor at the Harrison County Law Enforcement and Corrections Academy.

Warden Hubbard has been an active member of The Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators (M.A.G.I.) since 2007.  During his training, he developed a method of validating gang members and identifying their tattoos/markings. That method allows gang awareness to be presented to local schools and other Law Enforcement Agencies. He is continuing to compile data on gang presence in Hancock County and throughout South Mississippi.

In 2011, Warden Hubbard was chosen to serve as first Warden of Hancock County’s newly constructed Public Safety Complex.

In 2014, Warden Hubbard was elected President of Mississippi Jail Association.

In December of 2014, Warden Hubbard returned to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department as the Warden of the Adult Detention Center. Warden Hubbard is married to his wife Lisa.  Together they have 2 sons, 1 daughter and 12 grandchildren.

Senior Captain Phil Marr, Operations Division
Marr-Official Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Since 1994


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Captain Phillip Marr graduated from Slidell High School in 1985 and attended college at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of Tennessee Chattanooga, majoring in Criminal Justice.

Captain Marr began his career in law enforcement in 1989 with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer. After graduating in 1994 from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Basic Academy, Captain Marr was transferred to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division.

In 1996, Captain Marr was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2003. In 2009, Captain Marr was promoted to the rank of Captain in charge of the Patrol Division, which includes the subdivisions of Patrol Operations, Animal Control Division, School Resource Division, K-9 Division and Advanced Accident Investigation.

Captain Marr has two beautiful daughters, Meaghan and Tabitha, and two wonderful granddaughters, Taylen and Anniston.