Events & Training

**NAGTRI Drug Overdose Death Investigation and Prosecution Training

MS Department of Education (located in the old Central High School building) -Jackson MS
WHEN: February 13, 2018

The Mississippi Attorney General’s office announces a new course that can help in the effort to fight the current heroin and fentanyl plague and save lives.   This one-day course is entitled “Drug Overdose Death Investigation and Prosecution” and examines the myriad issues that surround the investigation and prosecution of death cases resulting from overdoses of heroin and fentanyl.   The course is intended for both law enforcement officers and prosecutors.


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**2018 Youth Court Prosecutors Seminar

WHEN: March 1-2, 2018

The Prosecutor Training Division of the Attorney General’s Office identifies, develops and implements training and resource programs for prosecutors within the State of Mississippi and their supporting personnel. In addition, this Division monitors criminal law as it develops in our State Legislature and alerts District Attorneys, City and County Attorneys, Youth Court Prosecutors and Special Assistant Attorneys General. Two major conferences and several customized training classes each year provide prosecutors with resources and information that are needed to help prosecutors protect the rights of our citizens who are victimized.

The 2018 Youth Court Prosecutors Seminar offers Prosecutors 8 hours of continuing legal education, with one hour of ethics.

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Sexual assault continues to be prevalent in our society. It is estimated that over 18% of all women and nearly 2% of all men will experience rape during their lifetime. 5% of both men and women report sexual violence other than rape, and 13% of women and 6% of men report experiencing some form of sexual coercion. Of female rape victims, most will be first victimized before the age of eighteen. Like all victims of crime, victims of sexual assault encounter a myriad of issues through no fault of their own as a result of the crime, and many of these needs require legal assistance to address. Victims are often exposed to harassment in their personal lives as well as in the workplace. Many find it necessary to seek restraining orders against their perpetrators. Victims who are in relationships with their perpetrators or have children in common with the perpetrator may need assistance seeking divorce or child custody. Many experience housing and employment issues, which could range from homelessness, being evicted from their housing, suffering disciplinary actions at work. Solutions to these issues commonly require legal advocacy. Victims of crime in Mississippi are afforded a number of rights, and it is the goal of the MS Attorney General’s Office to ensure that these rights are protected and that victims have access to affordable legal assistance provided by attorneys who have specialized knowledge in the area. The Bureau of Victim Assistance will be hosting ten (10) CLE seminars across the state addressing the issue of effective legal representation of victims of sexual assault. Topics will include myths and misconceptions about sexual assault, the impact of trauma on the neurobiology of the brain, trauma-informed and victim centered screening and interview techniques and state laws and protections afforded to victims, nuts and bolts of protection orders and restraining orders, and new movements in the prevention of sexual assault. Six (6) hours of continuing education credits, including one (1) hour of ethics, will be provided. Click HERE to view/print the AGENDA in adobe pdf.

The training dates and locations are as follows:

  • January 18, 2018 – Natchez, Mississippi
  • February 15, 2018 – Laurel, Mississippi
  • March 15, 2018 – Southaven, Mississippi
  • April 12, 2018 – Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • May 24, 2018 – Greenville, Mississippi
  • June 7, 2018 – Gulfport, Mississippi
  • July 19, 2018 – Grenada, Mississippi
  • August 16, 2018 – Starkville, Mississippi
  • September 27, 2018 – Jackson, Mississippi
  • *A date in Tupelo, Mississippi is also anticipated.

The seminars will be conducted free of charge. Participants will be asked to cover the expense of lunch and a $1.50 charge to the MS Commission on Continuing Legal Education for each hour of credit claimed.


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(Miss. Code Ann. §93-21-25, §93-21-21)
Necessary for New Court Clerks – New Deputy Court Clerks – New Dispatchers/TAC Officers

2017 Training locations:  Natchez, Grenada, Hattiesburg and Jackson


  1. Domestic Abuse Protection Order Registry
    a. Protection Order Process Refresher
    b. Purpose of Registry and Gaining Access
    c. Sheriff’s Department TAC Responsibility
    d. Dispatch’s role in searching records and how to interpret the orders
  2. Uniform Offense Report
    a. Purpose of Offense Report
    b. Means of Accessing the Offense Report and Database
    c. Court Clerk’s role in searching records and entering information into an offense report
  3. Dispatch’s role in keeping officers safe

Court Clerks – This important training is a 3 hour session and will provide clerks or deputy clerks in a Municipal, Justice, County, Circuit or Chancery Court, who have not previously received training, with instructions on entering civil and criminal protection orders into the Protection Order Registry within 24 hours and entering dispositions in misdemeanor and felony domestic violence matters into the Uniform Offense Report via the ReportBeam System.

E911, Dispatch and/or TAC officers – Plan to attend in order to be issued a username and password. The training will also provide a review of the paperwork and procedures associated with domestic abuse protection orders and laws related to domestic violence crimes and how all Reportbeam information is designed to be used for officer safety.


For questions, please contact: Lark Johnson at 601-359-4892 or 601-359-6766.


Law Enforcement JusticeXchange: Criminal Information Sharing

Justice Exchange
Here is a helpful tool for certified law enforcement officers to help find suspects or witnesses. It’s offered free of charge to law enforcement officers only! Click on the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police web page or the image to the left and get registered. You may also download and share this JusticeExchange criminal information sharing program by clicking Law Enforcement Quick Start Guide for JusticeXchange.