Selected Community Events


From the office of Mayot Chri Barry

Dec 14, 2012 - Dec 23, 2012 See Schedule

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Mayor Cheri Barry Statement on Crime Prevention

We are serving notice to criminals in Meridian. I have told MPD I want them to stop anyone who is acting suspicious anywhere in Meridian.

We are increasing the number of officers on patrol. We will use every resource we have, including surgical deployment of MPD's SWAT and DART teams throughout the city.

In our fight against crime, we will leave nothing on the table. We're taking our streets back.

This is just the beginning. The gloves are off. The patrols are out. If you are doing something you shouldn't and we find you, you're busted.

We will do whatever it takes to make our city safe.

I have asked the Meridian City Council to amend the city budget in their discretionary fund and general fund for an additional $100,000 to get more officers on the street.

We are setting up special meetings with all neighborhood watches in Meridian.

Neighborhood watches are vital tool in our fight against crime, and their importance cannot be overstated. It is crucial that crime be reported quickly and accurately.

If you see someone parked on your street that shouldn't be there, call 911. If you see something suspicious in your neighborhood or near your business, call 911.

As one team-Meridian Police Department, neighborhood watches, and concerned citizens-we can clean up the streets, put criminals behind bars and make our city safer.

Stop the Violence Rally
Boys & Girls Club

Saturday, Dec 15 - 11:00 AM

Williams Myles, director of Young People of Praise, is coordinating a "Stop the Violence" rally at the Boys & Girls Club of East Mississippi in conjunction with the City of Meridian, Mayor Cheri Barry and Meridian Police Chief James Reed on Saturday December 15th at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Several local government agencies, community organizations and churches are partnering and supporting the event, including Weems Community Mental Health Center, LaBaron Hedgemon Ministries, Men for Change, Meridian Public School District, Meridian Housing Authority, Northcrest Baptist Church, and several local pastors.

There will be Information on:

How to properly report crime
How to set up or join a neighborhood watch
What the citizens can expect from community leadership
How to identify gang activity and other criminal activity
Safety tips for citizens and their families
For more information please contact:

William Myles

601-693-2800, ext.232

Community Pastoral Meeting
Meridian City Hall
Monday, Dec 17 - 5:00 PM

Meridian and Lauderdale County pastors are invited to please join us at Meridian City Hall on Monday, December 17th at 5:00 PM.

We will come together with one common goal: crime prevention.

We hope to see every pastor from every church of every denomination at city hall.

Our law enforcement is tightening its grip on crime. To fight crime as effectively as possible, we must have a strong committment from our community.

We need pastors speaking to their congregations weekly about crime prevention, watching out for one another and making our home safer.

Pastors, please let us know if you can join us by calling 601-485-1927 or by emailing

Office of the Mayor
601 23rd Avenue
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 485-1927