Committed to Excellence in Law Enforcement
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.
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.
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.
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.