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HCSD Law Enforcement Training Academy

Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy

1400 Leggett Dr. ·  Biloxi, MS 3953 · Office: (228) 435-3165 •  Fax: (228) 435-3166

 

Major Louis Elias

Major Louis Elias

Director of Training
228-435-3165

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Welcome to the Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy. We are full-service training academy offering basic certification and advanced courses in communications, corrections and law enforcement. The academy is a collaborative partnership between the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Located at 1400 Leggett Dr. Biloxi, Ms 39530, the Academy represents a vision of then-Sheriff (later U.S. Congressman) Larkin I. Smith, who, in the 1980’s, saw a specific need for a law enforcement training facility on the Gulf Coast.

We are proud to carry on the mission of a truly visionary law enforcement leader. Instructors come from the law enforcement and corrections community, many with advanced college degrees. Our instructor pool is comprised of practitioners; ensuring attendees receive real, practical training. Our basic classes comply with curriculum mandated by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Office of Standards and Training. In addition, we offer advanced in-service programs to meet ongoing needs of law enforcement agencies.

If your agency has a specific training need, please feel free to contact the Academy at 228-435-3165.

 

Upcoming Basic Law Enforcement Classes:

Law Enforcement Academy Applications: Basic, Self Sponsor/WIN/VA, Full Refresher, Skills Refresher 

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Class 2021-01

  • January 10, 2021- Class Reports
  • March 26, 2021 – Graduation

Class 2021-02

  • April 2, 2021 – Pre PT
  • April 16, 2021 – Pre PT
  • April 30, 2021 – Pre PT
  • May 2, 2021- Class Reports
  • July 16, 2021 – Graduation

Class 2021-03

  • July 23, 2021 – Pre PT
  • August 6, 2021 – Pre PT
  • August 20, 2021 – Pre PT
  • August 22, 2021- Class Reports
  • November 5, 2021 – Graduation
Lieutenant Kevin Hicks

Lieutenant Kevin Hicks

Academy Coordinator

Lieutenant Paula Hentges

Lieutenant Paula Hentges

Corrections/Law Enforcement Supervisor

Sergeant Charlie Hawkins

Sergeant Charlie Hawkins

In Service Training Coordinator

 

Beth Byers

Beth Byers

Administrative Assistant

Auney Breal

Auney Breal

Administrative Assistant

 

Location

The academy is located at 1400 Leggett Drive Biloxi MS 39530. Telephone 228-435-3165

Upcoming Corrections Training

Contact Lt. Hentges at (228) 896-0685 or email paula.hentges@harrisoncountysheriff.com for registration and class information.

112 Hour State Corrections Academy

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  • March 1, 2021 – March 18, 2021
  • May 10, 2021 – May 27, 2021
  • July 12, 2021 – July 29. 2021
  • September 13, 2021 – September 30, 2021
  • November 29, 2021 – December 16, 2021

Corrections FTO Class
Cost $150 Per Person – Download Application

  • March 22, 2021 – March 25, 2021
  • August 30, 2021 – September 2, 2021

Corrections 40 Hour In-Service Training
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  • February 1, 2021 – February 5, 2021
  • February 22, 2021 – February 26, 2021
  • March 29, 2021 – April 2, 2021
  • April 12, 2021 – April 16, 2021
  • May 3, 2021 – May 7, 2021
  • June 7, 2021 – June 11, 2021
  • June 21, 2021 – June 25, 2021
  • August 9, 2021 – August 13, 2021
  • August 23, 2021 – August 27, 2021
  • October 11, 2021 – October 15, 2021
  • October 25, 2021 – October 29, 2021
  • November 15, 2021 – November 19, 2021

 

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Sergeant Barry Kennon

Sergeant Barry Kennon

Corrections/Law Enforcement Instructor

Sergeant Steve Solmon

Sergeant Steve Solmon

Corrections/Law Enforcement Instructor

Part-Time (Reserve) Law Enforcement Officer
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  • Pre-PT Test:
    • December 1, 2020
    • December 20, 2020
    • January 3, 2021
    • January 10, 2021
  • Class Start Date: January 12, 2021
  • Class Graduation: June 10, 2021

 

Captain Greg Federico

Captain Greg Federico

Reserves/Part-Time Training Coordinator

Lieutenant Jonathan Rhodes

Lieutenant Jonathan Rhodes

Reserves/Part-Time Training Instructor