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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 Department 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.

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Upcoming Basic Law Enforcement Classes:

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Class 2017-01
CLASSES COMPLETED

Class 2017-02

  • March 17, 2017 Pre P/T
  • March 31, 2017 – Pre P/T
  • April 13, 2017 – Pre P/T
  • April 30, 2017 – Class Reports
  • July 14, 2017 – Graduation

Class 2017-03

  • June 30, 2017 – Pre P/T
  • July 21, 2017 – Pre P/T
  • August 4, 2017 – Pre P/T
  • August 13, 2017 – Class Reports
  • October 27, 2017 – Graduation

Class 2018-01

  • October 13, 2017 – Pre PT
  • November 17, 2017 – Pre PT
  • December 15, 2017 – Pre PT
  • January 7, 2018 – Class Reports
  • March 23, 2018 – Graduation

Class 2018-02

  • March 16, 2018 – Pre PT
  • April 6, 2018 – Pre PT
  • April 20, 2018 – Pre PT
  • April 29, 2018 – Class Reports
  • July 13, 2018 – Graduation

Class 2018-03

  • June 29, 2018 – Pre PT
  • July 27, 2018 – Pre PT
  • August 10, 2018 – Pre PT
  • August 19, 2018 – Class Reports
  • November 2, 2018 – Graduation
Lieutenant Kevin Hicks

Lieutenant Kevin Hicks

Academy Coordinator

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Sergeant Chris Allen

Sergeant Chris Allen

Fitness Instructor/Training Coordinator

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Sergeant Charlie Hawkins

Sergeant Charlie Hawkins

In Service Training Coordinator

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Beth Desper

Beth Desper

Administrative Assistant

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Auney Breal

Auney Breal

Administrative Assistant

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Advanced Training

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JUNE

  • Disaster Operations and the Communications Center – APCO (MS BETST) – June 6, 2017
  • Active Shooter & Workplace Violence (MS BETST) – June 12-13, 2017
  • ALERRT – Active Shooter Response Level I, Train-the-Trainer – June 19-23, 2017
  • ALERRT – Active Shooter Response Level I – June 26-27, 2017
  • Communications Center Supervisor, 4th Ed. – APCO (MS BETST) – June 26-28, 2017
  • ALERRT – Active Shooter Response Level I – June 28-29, 2017

JULY

  • Active Shooter Incidents for Public Safety Communications 2nd Edition – AOCO (MS BETST) – July 10, 2017
  • Communications Center Supervisor, 4th Ed. – APCO (MS BETST) – July 12-14, 2017
  • Bullying and Negativity in the Communications Center – APCO (MS BETST) – July 24, 2017
  • Supervision & Leadership Level II – July 24-26, 2017
  • Responding To The PTSD Subject – July 27, 2017

AUGUST

  • Active Shooter & Workplace Violence (MS BETST) – August 14-15, 2017
  • Surviving Stress – APCO (MS BETST) – August 21, 2017
  • Communications 16 Hr Refresher Recertification Course (MS BETST) – August 28-19, 2017

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Location

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

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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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  • June 5 – June 20, 2017
  • August 7 – August 22, 2017
  • October 3 – October 18, 2017
  • November 27 – December 12, 2017

Corrections FTO Class
Cost $150 Per Person – Download Application

  • September 18 – September 22, 2017

Corrections 40 Hour In-Service Training
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  • May 1 – May 5, 2017
  • May 15 – May 19, 2017
  • June 26 – June 30, 2017
  • July 10 – July 14, 2017
  • July 24 – July 28, 2017
  • August 28 – September 1, 2017
  • September 11 – September 15, 2017
  • September 25 – September 29, 2017
  • October 23 – October 27, 2017

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Lieutenant Paula Hentges

Lieutenant Paula Hentges

Corrections Training Coordinator

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Sergeant Barry Kennon

Sergeant Barry Kennon

Corrections Training Instructor

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Sergeant Steve Solmon

Sergeant Steve Solmon

Corrections/Law Enforcement Instructor

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Part-Time (Reserve) Law Enforcement Officer
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Pre-PT Dates:

  • May 8, 2017
  • May 14, 2017
  • May 22, 2017
  • May 30, 2017
  • June 5, 2017

Class Start Date: June 6, 2017
Class Graduation: November 9, 2017

 

Captain Greg Federico

Captain Greg Federico

Reserves/Part-Time Training Coordinator

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Lieutenant Jonathan Rhodes

Lieutenant Jonathan Rhodes

Reserves/Part-Time Training Instructor

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