Barbour Announces Appointees

The positions announced at a news conference in Jackson Tuesday for the administration of Governor-elect Haley Barbour are for commissioner and deputy commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the chief of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard.

“Since civilization began, the number one responsibility of government has been to ensure the safety of our people,” Barbour said. “Public safety must be a top priority for our state, and law enforcement officials deserve the full respect and support of the Governor. The appointments I’m announcing today are part of my commitment to ensuring safer communities for all Mississippians.”

The following appointments were announced:

Rusty Fortenberry - Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Melvin Maxwell - Deputy Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Chris Epps - Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Corrections

Marvin Curtis - Chief, Mississippi Highway Patrol

Robert Latham - Director, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

Harold Cross - Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard


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