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Waveland, Mississippi Information
The City of Waveland, Mississippi has a population of 6,435. The mayor as of 2018 is Mike Smith. His phone number is 228.467.4134 and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The city can be found in Hancock County.
301 Coleman Ave,
Waveland, MS 39576
The crime index of Waveland, as reported by a 2016 statistic, was 308.8. There has been 11 registered sex offenders living in the city, with the residents-sex offender ratio at 587 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Waveland, Mississippi Police Station Information
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Waveland, MS is displayed. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Waveland, MS. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You’ll find that the rate of crime in Waveland, MS averages 80% higher than the rest of Mississippi while the rate of crime on a national scale is 98% higher than. You’ll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Waveland, MS is 95% lower than the average rate of crime in Mississippi and 96% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 98% higher than the remainder of the state of Mississippi and 129% higher than the nation’s average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Waveland, MS area.
Facts about crime in Waveland, Mississippi:
- The overall crime rate in Waveland is 98% higher than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 14.88 daily crimes that occur in Waveland.
- Waveland is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
- In Waveland you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- The number of total year over year crimes in Waveland has increased by 134%.
The Waveland Police Department has adopted the following Mission Statement that shall guide all employees:
“The Waveland Police Department, in partnership with our community, provides impartial, ethical, and professional law enforcement service and protection. We strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens while working to improve the quality of life”.
Waveland Police Department Address:
David Allen, Chief of Police
1602 McLaurin St.
Waveland, MS 39576
The Hancock County Public Safety Complex (HCPSC) opened in March, 2012 which is home to the Hancock County Justice Court, Mississippi Department of Parole and Probation, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and its Adult Sheriff. The Hancock County Adult Sheriff (HCADC) has the capability to house three hundred and three (303) inmates. The HCADC staff consist of Warden Brandon Zeringue; Deputy Warden Amanda Parker; Lieutenant Andrew Johnson; four ( 4) Administrative Assistants; thirty-three (33) Corrections Officers; one (1) Maintenance Director and one (1 ) Kitchen Manager. Supplementing the staff are two (2) Program Facilitators oversee eighty (80) inmates participating in the Mississippi Department of Corrections Long Term Alcohol and Drug Program. Inmate religious programs are directed by the Good News Jail/Prison Ministries and Chaplin Joe Collins.
Inmate programs include General Educational Development (GED) studies and testing; life skills training, Alcoholics Anonymous, Substance Abuse Recovery, literacy and Bible study courses. Every inmate is allowed to participate in any program as long as long as the inmate conforms to HCADC policy. An Inmate Worker Program is in place giving qualified inmates the opportunity to shorten their sentences by working as kitchen workers, automobile mechanics, sanitation workers as well as the opportunity to participate in the Hancock County Road Crew Program.
Waveland, Mississippi Jail:
Address 1: 628 Hwy 90 W
Zip Code: 39576-2408
County: Hancock County
Phone #: 228-467-3669
Fax #: 228-467-3686
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 5000
Number of Officers: 27
County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Waveland, Mississippi
Ricky Adam, Sheriff
8450 Hwy 90
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division provides 24 hours a day/7 days a week patrols for the citizens of Hancock County. Patrol deputies are responsible for responding to all complaint calls which may include vehicle accidents, reports of crime or criminal activity, domestic violence, missing persons, suspicious activities and any calls for assistance from citizens. The patrol deputy gathers the preliminary information which is subsequently provided to criminal investigators and/or narcotics agents to enhance the supplementary follow-up criminal investigations. All patrol deputies are uniformed and operate fully marked Sheriff’s Office vehicles.
Criminal Investigation Division
Commander Glenn Grannan began his career in law enforcement when he joined the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) in 1975. He was selected to receive specialized training and became an undercover agent as member of the JPSO Narcotics Division. Grannan spent the next two and half years in the Narcotics Division working undercover. As a result of his work, he received two (2) Distinguished Service Awards and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Outstanding Contribution Award for 1977. Grannan remains recognized today as one of the most successful agents to work undercover narcotics operations in the Metropolitan New Orleans area. Grannan spent the next two years serving as a patrol deputy with the JPSO Uniform Patrol Division.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division is comprised of a Commander and a number of narcotics agents who are specifically trained in detection, investigation and prosecution of crimes involving illegal narcotics. The primary goal of our Narcotics Division is to identify, disrupt and arrest persons who manufacture, smuggle, distribute and/or assist in the distribution of illegal drugs, resulting in the violator’s criminal prosecution. There are many specialized tactics and resources our Narcotics Division uses on a daily basis to accomplish its goals which include reactive criminal investigations and proactive narcotics operations against drug law violators.
Captain Todd Drummond has devoted his entire law enforcement career with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO). Drummond began his law enforcement career as a Reserve Deputy eighteen (18) years ago working his way through the ranks to his present position as Captain over Minimum Standards & Training. Drummond is the HCSO Academy Director which is comprised of twenty (20) weeks training required for Reserve & Refresher Law Enforcement personnel covering a variety of required topics in its curriculum. In addition, Drummond coordinates the HCSO Field Training Program which requires new HCSO law enforcement personal to be mentored for six (6) months.
The Hancock Sheriff Reserve Deputy Division is comprised of our community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn Deputies. Reserve Deputies work alongside the full-time deputies in every aspect of day to day operations.