HARRISON COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING - OPENING OF NEW FACILITY
HARRISON COUNTY, MS - The Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy officially cut the ribbon and opened the doors to their new state-of-the-art 14,000sf facility in north Harrison County today. Hundreds of spectators, government officials, law enforcement officers and first responders attended the ceremony. The new facility, spearheaded by Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson, is set to be a hub for Law Enforcement training not only for the state of Mississippi, but also for the entire Southeast region of the United States.
Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson spoke on the collaborated effort it took to bring this vision to fruition, thanking Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Lt Gov. Delbert Hoseman, State Senator Joel Carter and State Representative Casey Eure for their support and efforts to get the necessary funding to complete the project. He stated the importance of the new facility for the State of Mississippi and the Southeast United States, "This puts into perspective what can happen in Harrison County when you put your mind to it. It's something that will bring a lot to Law Enforcement and training in Harrison County and the bottom eight counties in the state."
The new facility was built by JW Puckett, with full Architectural Design and Engineering Services provided by MP Design Group. Peterson commended JWP and MP on their efforts to meet the requests and changes from the county and the Sheriff's office for the final product. "This was a large accomplishment that we put back into Harrison County. Machado|Patano was engulfed in this from the very beginning, and saw our vision and completed it to our standards. They went above and beyond getting everything that we asked them to do done."
Pictures from the event can be seen below: