Law Enforcement Training Academy

Contact: 228-435-3165

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.

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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

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Class 2017-01

  • November 10, 2016 – Pre P/T
  • November 18, 2016 – Pre P/T
  • December 2, 2016 – Pre P/T
  • January 8, 2017 – Class Reports
  • March 24, 2017 – Graduation

Class 2017-02

  • March 17, 2017 Pre P/T
  • March 31, 2017 – Pre P/T
  • April 13, 2017 – Pre P/T
  • April 23, 2017 – Class Reports
  • July 7, 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

Part-Time (Reserve) Law Enforcement Officer –
Application

    • Pre-PT Dates:
      • December 12, 2016 @ 4:00pm
      • December 18, 2016 @ 4:00pm
      • January 8, 2017 @ 4:00pm
      • January 14, 2017 @ 3:00pm
      • January 15, 2017 @ 4:00pm
      • Class Start Date: January 16, 2017
      • Class Graduation: June 13, 2017

Upcoming Corrections Training

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

96 Hour State Corrections Academy
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                    • February 6 – February 21, 2017
                    • April 3 – April 18, 2017
                    • 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
                    • March 20 – March 24, 2017
                    • September 18 – September 22, 2017

 

Corrections 40 Hour In-Service Training
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            • January 9 – January 13, 2017
            • January 23 – January 27, 2017
            • February 27 – March 3, 2017
            • 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

Advanced Training
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MARCH

Major Louis Elias

Major Louis Elias

Director of Training

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Sergeant Charlie Hawkins

Sergeant Charlie Hawkins

Training Coordinator

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Sergeant Steve Solmon

Sergeant Steve Solmon

Corrections Training Coordinator

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Lieutenant Kevin Hicks

Lieutenant Kevin Hicks

Academy Coordinator

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Lieutenant Paula Hentges

Lieutenant Paula Hentges

Corrections Training Supervisor

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Sergeant Emma Baptiste

Sergeant Emma Baptiste

Fitness Instructor/Training Coordinator

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Sergeant Barry Kennon

Sergeant Barry Kennon

Corrections Training Coordinator

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Location

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