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Provide Mississippi State Crime Stoppers agencies, boards and law enforcement officers the opportunities to engage in Crime Stoppers professional development sessions facilitated by the State Director for Crime Stoppers and other professionals.


January 21 – 24, 2014


IP Casino-Resort-Spa
850 Bayview Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39530

Continuing Education Hours

The Mississippi Board of Law Enforcement Standards and Training has approved 12 hours of law enforcement continuing education hours for attendance of this conference.


Register online here. The conference registration fee is $125 per person. Payment options will be made available upon submitting your online registration.

Download the brochure/paper registration form here (PDF)

Registration Deadline

Please submit online registration not later than Monday, January 13, 2014.

PAYMENTS can be made upon submitting your online registration with Visa or MasterCard or check for $125 payable to the University of Mississippi. You will be instructed to send checks to the conference coordinator (see address below).

Barbara Thompson
Senior Project Administrator
MS Crime Stoppers Conference Registrar
P.O. Box 879
University, MS 38677-0879

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Early Open Registration
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Early Registration for Law Enforcement Personnel
8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. “The Caller The Killer”
Certified law Enforcement Only
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Open Registration
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Welcome
MS Dept. of Public Safety Commissioner, Albert Santa Cruz
MS Crime Stoppers Advisory Council Chairman, James Moser
Harrison County Sheriff, Melvin Brisolara
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Crime Stoppers 101
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Legal Issues within Crime Stoppers
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Crime Stoppers Happenings from Crime Stoppers USA
3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m “The Casey Anthony Story”
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
(Cash Bar)
Thursday, January 23, 2014
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast on your own
8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. “Crime Stoppers Success Stories” It Does Work
9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. “Terrorism” What Do We Look For and How to Control the Fear
10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. “Take Back the Night”
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Buffet Style Lunch
(Guest Speaker)
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. “Hate Crimes” They still exist
2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. “Ryan's Story” Bullying is a True Threat to our Youth
3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. “Leaps”
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion on Criminal Trends in Mississippi
6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Banquet
(Guest Speaker)
Friday, January 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Honors Awards Breakfast
(Guest Speaker)
Sponsored by Mid-South Uniform Supply
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Question and Answer Session with State Director
10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Close
Crime Stoppers

Hotel Information & Registration

Conference participants are responsible for making their own individual room reservations. Please make online reservations by going to the IP website, and using the Group Code S146003 or by calling the IP Casino-Resort-Spa Reservations Department at 1-888-946-2847. Registrants must provide the Crime Stoppers Group Code S146003 for the special room rate.

All guests are required to post a mandatory $100.00 deposit at check-in. Credit card or Cash is the only valid form of payment accepted at check-in. Note: The hotel does not take personal or company check as method of payment at check-in. Credit card of cash is the only form of payment accepted at check-in. Hotel policy for cancellation of an individual guaranteed reservation is at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to arrival. Rooms released less than forty-eight (48) hours prior to arrival time will be subject to a cancellation penalty equivalent to the first night’s room and tax.

HOTEL ROOM RATE: The special room rate is $69.99 single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes per night.

HOTEL RESERVATION CUT-OFF: All reservations must be received at the hotel by Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be honored on a space-and-rate availability basis.

General Information

Accommodating Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Barbara Thompson, Senior Project Administrator at 662-915-5811 or email: prior to January 13, 2014.


In order to receive a full refund of registration fee, cancel registration in writing not later than Monday, January 13, 2014. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after January 13, 2014. You may substitute another person from the same agency.

Conference Coordination

The University of Mississippi
Office of Outreach Operations
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P.O. Box 879
1 Grove Loop
University, MS 38677-0879
O: 1+662-915-1408 • F: 1+662-915-5138

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Honorable Phil Bryant, Governor
MS Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Albert Santa Cruz
MS Crime Stoppers Advisory Council Chairman– James Moser

MS Crime Stoppers State Director

Trish Harbour
1025 North Park Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-977-3713 (Office)
601-977-3714 (Fax)

Conference Sponsor

1825 Terry Road
Jackson, MS 39204