Monday, May 20 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:07:05 GMT
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said James Dillon, 20, of Independence, was shot and killed while sitting in his vehicle. The shootingMore >>
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The sheriff said it is believed this was a drive-by shooting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.More >>
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
They may have separate jurisdictions and live in separate states but for a group of law enforcement officers, state lines are just an opportunity to work together.
"Technology has changed so that you've got to access all these different systems," said Colonel Donnell Berry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Those systems are bringing together commanding officers from neighboring states. They're taking a good look at Mississippi's emergency and safety operations.
"When you talk about the South, when you talk about the partnerships that we have down here, we do it right," said Colonel Mike Edmonson with the Louisiana State Police.
Col. Berry says making sure neighboring states work together is crucial when it comes to disasters, emergencies and criminal activity.
"That's our job to keep people safe in the state of Mississippi," said Col. Berry."
With a tour of state's highway patrol, intelligence center and emergency management agency, Col. Edmonson says it's all about lasting partnerships and keeping up other states.
"Eighty five percent of our violent crimes have two common dominators. Either it's drugs or illegal weapons. We see that in Louisiana. We see that in Mississippi," said Col. Edmonson.
With the evolution of technology, staying up to date on what other states are doing help to make sure policies, procedures and information stay ahead of the bad guys.
"We don't have to reinvent the wheel. If I'm doing something right in Louisiana or they're doing something right in Mississippi, let's take it and let's use it, let's put it in immediate action. The public not only expects that out of us, they demand that of us," said Col. Edmonson.