MDPS breaks ground for new coast buildings

Published 1:47 pm Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety will build three new buildings in Harrison County to replace facilities destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday in the construction site in west Harrison County along Mississippi Highway 67.

The construction will cost $20.8 million.

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The three-building complex will house the Highway Patrol’s Enforcement Division and the Drivers Services Division and local offices for the Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Narcotics, the state Crime Laboratory and the medical examiner.

FEMA is reimbursing MDPS about $2 million for the loss of a Highway Patrol substation.

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