Mississippi Law Enforcement

Officer's Association


Committed to Excellence in Law Enforcement

Attention: please consider clicking on the link below to help Madison County Deputy Brad Sullivan. His story is below and more information, including how to donate, can be found below.

On September 5, 2019, Madison County Deputy Sheriff Brad Sullivan was shot twice in the head while pursuing a kidnapping suspect. Since that day, he has undergone numerous surgeries, medical treatments, and rehabilitation sessions as he tries to recover and address the ongoing paralysis on his left side. Deputy Sullivan’s care will continue for some time, and he still has responsibilities to attend to as the father of two children, one of whom is now attending college.

As is true with most physical disabilities, ongoing expenses associated with an injury of this magnitude make prioritizing a livable home fall way down the to-do list. Deputy Brad Sullivan suffers paralysis to his left side and regularly uses a wheelchair. He has retrofitted and engineered as much as he can on his own, including his personal vehicle, but it’s not hard to imagine the limitations that come with not having a properly ADA compliant home.

A Home for Brad is a product of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Joey Butler and Dwayne Moak. The goal is simple: Build Deputy Brad Sullivan a home that can accommodate the physical limitations that have presented themselves as a result of his service to our community two years ago.

We have been blessed with corporate sponsors eager to help us see this through. The Home Builders Association of Jackson (HBAJ) will be coordinating the construction of the home through Kirkland Development, Charter Homes, HouseWorks, and other HBAJ entities.

“This is going to be an expensive project,” said Deputy Dwayne Moak. “Not only have the cost of building supplies skyrocketed, but everything in Brad’s home will have to be customized, adding expense, so it’s important we reach as many people as possible.”

That’s where you come in. Please, give what you can. Let’s build a home for Brad. 




Here is the link to the Police Perceptions Survey.

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Police Perception of Police behavior

Dear Sheriffs and Chiefs

We are contacting you and requesting your assistance in our research endeavor. The Southern Poverty Law Center has contracted researchers at Mississippi Valley State University (Dr. Kathryn Green, Dr. Oko Elechi, Dr. Rochelle Cobbs, Dr. Sherill Morris-Francis and Dr. Alaba Oludare) along with five student research assistants to look at policing in rural Mississippi.  We began this project in 2020.

Our research consists of newspaper searches, surveys of citizen groups and police officers and sheriff deputies and focus group discussions with citizen groups.  We are most interested in collecting data on how citizens view their interactions with the law enforcement personnel and their perceptions of safety in their community, and how law enforcement personnel view their interaction with citizens and their fellow officers.  Hopefully, the results of the work will lead to understanding these interactions and, if necessary, improving them. 

The anonymous responses to the attached online survey monkey, which is being sent throughout the state, will be collected and analyzed to determine what issues are foremost in the concerns of Mississippi citizens, including law enforcement personnel.

We hope that you will be able to distribute this survey to your officers/deputies.  The anonymity and location of all respondents will be maintained.  If you have any questions on our project or the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Rochelle Cobbs at 662-254-3133 or

We thank you in advance for your assistance.

On June 3, 1954, one hundred and twenty-five law enforcement officers held a meeting at the Municipal Court Building in Jackson, Mississippi with the goal of improving law enforcement throughout the state.  At the time, officers were able to join the ranks with little or no training, and in many cases, officers were ill-equipped and poorly prepared to cope with the demands of the job.  Thus, those one hundred and twenty-five law enforcement officers came together to found the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers' Association to ensure that officers received the training and preparation they needed to serve and protect the public. 

In keeping with these goals, the association was instrumental in the creation of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers' Training Academy in Pearl, Mississippi, which continues to operate today under the direction of the Department of Public Safety.

Today, with almost 1,500 members from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, the MLEOA is one of the largest law enforcement organizations in Mississippi.   

Our Mission

MLEOA strives to promote professionalism, enhance the image of law enforcement, provide support for the law enforcement community, support legislation for the betterment of all Mississippians, and local governments, business, industry, and all the citizens of Mississippi. 

Our Vision

MLEOA continues to be instrumental in its efforts to enhance law enforcement. The association is committed to providing training to officers throughout the state at minimal or no cost.  Through these efforts, we hope to promote professionalism and instill confidence in the officer to perform their duties safely with integrity, honesty, and fairness.

Our Values

MLEOA values integrity, fairness, commitment and accountability. Integrity is practiced by each of our members and the organizations they represent, and we are committed to the protection of the officers in our state and to our obligation to the citizens we serve.



Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Association

131 North Front St

Senatobia, MS  38668

(662) 420-6542

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