The staff of attorneys and investigators in the Public Integrity Division (PID) are responsible for the prosecution of several types of criminal cases in the State Courts in Mississippi. As its primary mission, PID is charged with the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting public corruption and white collar crime. PID works closely with various State agencies, such as the Mississippi Auditor's Office and Mississippi Secretary of State's Office, as well as with federal agencies and local law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of corrupt public employees or private citizens conducting business with the State in a fraudulent or otherwise illegal manner.
The division provides assistance to local law enforcement officials, local prosecutors and the State's 22 district attorneys in the performance of their duties. Further, PID is charged with the responsibility of impaneling a statewide grand jury to investigate and prosecute large-scale drug violators. PID works with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics in investigating and prosecuting large-scale drug organizations through both criminal prosecution and civil forfeiture actions.
In addition to its primary mission, the Public Integrity Division includes several units charged with enforcing particular areas of law in this State, either independently or in conjunction with local law enforcement and prosecution: