Major Ron Pullen graduated from Biloxi High School in 1975 and attended college at the Jeff Davis Jr. College, Gulfport, Mississippi Campus, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology.
Major Pullen began his career in law enforcement in 1992 with the Biloxi Police Department as a patrol officer. After graduating in 1994 from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Basic Academy, Major Pullen went to work with the Gulfport Police Department.
In 2000, Major Pullen came on board with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office as a Lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division. He was promoted to Captain in 2004. On January 1, 2009 Major Pullen was selected as the Major in Charge of Investigations, which includes the subdivisions of Criminal Investigations, Narcotics Division, Communications, Warrants, Public Records, Crime Scene/Evidence , and Sex Offender Registration.
Major Pullen is married to Mary, has two sons, Jamie and Jeremy, a daughter, Courtnay and two beautiful granddaughters, Rieligh and Faith Ann.
In 1994, Major Carver began his career with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office as a part-time Transport Deputy while attending college. Upon his graduation in 1995 from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Business Administration, Major Carver became a full-time deputy. In 1997 he graduated from the Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy.
During his time with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Major Carver has held the positions of Marine and Beach Patrol Deputy, Patrol Deputy and Criminal Interdiction Deputy. During his tenure with the Criminal Interdiction Division, Major Carver has been recognized for his hard work and professionalism with numerous awards and commendations.
Major Carver was promoted to Sergeant of the Criminal Interdiction Program and later to Captain of Special Operations. In 2014, he was promoted to Major in Charge of the Enforcement Division, which includes the subdivisions of Patrol; Criminal Interdiction Patrol; School Resource Officers; Sheriff’s Reserve; Mounted Unit; Marine and Beach Patrol; Canine Division and Explorers.Major Vandy Mitchell graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Criminal Justice. As a Safety Officer for the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, he was responsible for supervising an aggressive safety inspection program to detect and correct hazardous conditions as well as developing safety/loss prevention and environmental management policies,
procedures and standards for Harrison County.
Once promoted to the position of Personnel Director for Harrison County, Major Mitchell reviewed existing benefit programs to control cost, recommending major changes. In 2004, he presented a comprehensive plan to the Harrison County Board of Supervisors that saved county taxpayers over two million dollars while maintaining a competitive benefit package for county employees.
Major Mitchell left Harrison County government in 2006 to work for FEMA as the Deputy Administrative Officer in Human Resources where he oversaw a direct staff of seventeen but was actively involved in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of hundreds of employees responsible for providing aid to Mississippi residents after Hurricane Katrina. During his tenure with FEMA, Major Mitchell oversaw the payroll department and was key in soliciting improved personnel benefits for government employees.
In 2008, with the election of Sheriff Melvin Brisolara, Major Mitchell was selected as the Major in Charge of the Administrative Division, which includes the subdivisions of Process Service, Warrants and Extradition, Prisoner Transport, Baliffs and Courthouse Security, Purchasing, Payroll and Human Resources.
Major Mitchell is married to Stephanie and has one daughter, Natalie.
Warden Hubbard began his career in Corrections as a Correctional Officer with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in 2005.
In 2007, the Harrison County Correctional Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) was formed as a tool to deal with inmates that posed a threat to officers and other inmates. Warden Hubbard was selected as the Team Leader and went on to be trained in Riot and Crowd control.
While being promoted to Lieutenant 2008, Warden Hubbard served as Second in Command of the temporary extension units for the main Adult Detention Center in Gulfport, MS. He was certified by the State of Mississippi Board of Minimum Standards as a Law Enforcement Instructor at the Harrison County Law Enforcement and Corrections Academy.
Warden Hubbard has been an active member of The Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators (M.A.G.I.) since 2007. During his training, he developed a method of validating gang members and identifying their tattoos/markings. That method allows gang awareness to be presented to local schools and other Law Enforcement Agencies. He is continuing to compile data on gang presence in Hancock County and throughout South Mississippi.
In 2011, Warden Hubbard was chosen to serve as first Warden of Hancock County’s newly constructed Public Safety Complex.
In 2014, Warden Hubbard was elected President of Mississippi Jail Association.
In December of 2014, Warden Hubbard returned to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office as the Warden of the Adult Detention Center. Warden Hubbard is married to his wife Lisa. Together they have 2 sons, 1 daughter and 12 grandchildren.