HCSD Law Enforcement Training Academy

Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy

13960 James Bond Road Gulfport, MS 39503 · Office: (228) 241-2222 •  Fax: (228) 241-2213

Major Louis Elias

Captain Brandon Hendry

Director of Training

Email Captain Hendry

The Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy’s mission is to provide exceptional education and training to first responders and future law enforcement officers in the State of Mississippi and Gulf South region by instilling discipline, compassion, and professionalism, using leading edge technology and techniques to ensure graduates are not only skilled professionals but also exemplify outstanding character in serving their communities. Courses offered will meet the needs of agencies both large and small. The mission will be accomplished in an effective and efficient manner to ensure the highest quality training for public safety professionals.

Located at 13960 James Bond Road Gulfport, MS 39503, the Academy represents a vision of then-Sheriff (later U.S. Congressman) Larkin I. Smith, who, in the 1980’s, saw a specific need for a law enforcement training facility on the Gulf Coast.

We are proud to carry on the mission of a truly visionary law enforcement leader. Instructors come from the law enforcement and corrections community, many with advanced college degrees. Our instructor pool is comprised of practitioners; ensuring attendees receive real, practical training. Our basic classes comply with curriculum mandated by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Office of Standards and Training. In addition, we offer Advanced In-Service Programs to meet ongoing needs of law enforcement agencies.

If your agency has a specific training need, please feel free to contact the Academy at (228) 241-2222

Upcoming Basic Law Enforcement Classes:


March 8, 2024: Pre-entry PT Test

March 29, 2024: Pre-entry PT Test

April 5, 2024: Pre-entry PT Test

April 7, 2024: Class Reports

June 21, 2024: Graduation


June 7: Pre-entry PT Test

June 28: Pre-entry PT Test

July 5: Pre-entry PT Test

July 7: Class Reports

September 20: Graduation


September 6: Pre-entry PT Test

September 20:  Pre-entry PT test

October 4: Pre-entry PT Test

October 6: Class Reports

December 20: Graduation

Upcoming Part-Time/Reserve Law Enforcement Classes:

Academy Staff

Sergeant John Putnam

Sergeant John Putnam

Sergeant Danny Gilkerson

Sergeant Danny Gilkerson

Sergeant Steve Solmon

Sergeant Steve Solmon

Sergeant Jimmy Warden

Sergeant Jimmy Warden

Auney Breal

Auney Breal

Advanced Training

Click on course name for more information.



Upcoming Corrections Training

Contact LT. Paula Hentges or call (228) 896-0685 or Jimmy Warden at (228) 241-2222 for registration and class information.

Required Equipment List for 480 Hour Basic Cadets

112 Hour State Corrections Academy

Download Application




Corrections FTO Class
Cost $150 Per Person – Download Application



Lieutenant Paula Hentges

Lieutenant Paula Hentges

Part-Time (Reserve) Law Enforcement Officer

Lieutenant Jonathan Rhodes

Lieutenant Jonathan Rhodes

SGT. Sabrina Redmon

SGT. Sabrina Redmon