Biloxi Police Department

Biloxi PD participates in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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www.wxxv25.com – Jazell Ladner – 2022-10-31 15:36:27

The Department held its semi-annual Take Back Day for prescription drugs.

Every six months, the department sets up a table in the front office at the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center for the public to drop off any unused prescriptions.

Those drugs will be shipped to Birmingham, where they will be destroyed in a medical furnace.

The department also runs a drop box for unwanted medicines year-round and encourages the public to drop anything off during normal business hours. DEA Supervisor John W. Moore said, “The whole problem with opioids has…

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Second Citizen’s Police Academy being hosted

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-09-28 20:37:22

After the success of the first Citizens Academy, the Police Department has decided to host another one.

The Citizen’s Police Academy will give 25 residents — 21 and older — an inside look at how the department serves the community.

The academy begins October 12 and will be held on Wednesday evenings once a week for two hours.

Members of Biloxi PD will teach classes on topics ranging from investigations to special teams to de-escalation training.

This time, the department decided to add a course on firearm safety.

“Pretty much it’s…

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Local police departments hold fundraiser for six-year-old battling brain tumor

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-08-26 17:19:07

The and the Department came together once again to help Hendrix, a six-year-old who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

His parents are both police officers here along the Coast. Volunteers came together under the pavilion behind St. Catholic Church in Long Beach to sell pulled pork plates with potato salad for $10.

Hendrix’s step father, Justin Branning, was at the fundraiser and says Hendrix was starting to get better, but his white blood cells plummeted and his stay had been extended. “It’s nothing I…

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