Training Academy

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 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.


Basic Training

The academy offers basic training for Mississippi state certification in corrections and law enforcement. The academy operates under the authority of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Office of Standards and Training, and is approved to conduct residential and non-residential training.

Upcoming Basic Classes:

Law EnforcementBasic, Self Sponsor/WIN/VA, Refresher Applications

Class 2016-02
  • March 24, 2016 – Pre P/T 8:00am
  • April 8, 2016 – Pre P/T 8:00am
  • April 17, 2016 – Class Reports
  • July 1, 2016 – Graduation
Class 2016-03
  • July 22, 2016 – Pre P/T 8:00am
  • August 5, 2016 – Pre P/T 8:00am
  • August 14, 2016 – Class Reports
  • October 28, 2016 – Graduation
Class 2017-01
  • To Be Determined

Part-Time (Reserve) Law Enforcement Officer – Application

  • To Be Determined

Upcoming Corrections Training
Contact Lt. Hentges at (228) 896-0685 or email for registration and class information.

96 Hour State Corrections Academy Application

  • June 6-21, 2016
  • August 1-16, 2016
  • October 3-18, 2016
  • November 28 – December 13, 2016

Corrections FTO Class – Cost $150 Per Person – Application

  • September 19-23, 2016

Corrections 40 Hour In-Service Training Application

  • June 27-31, 2016
  • July 11-15, 2016
  • July 25-29, 2016
  • August 29 – September 2, 2016
  • September 12-16, 2016
  • September 26-30, 2016
  • October 24-28, 2016

Advanced Training
Click on course name for more information.









louis 1 Major Louis Elias Director Of Training Email Maj Elias
kevin 1 Lieutenant Kevin Hicks Academy Coordinator Email Lt Hicks
emma 1 Sergeant Emma Baptiste Physical Fitness Instructor / Training Coordinator Email Sgt Baptiste


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

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