Southaven Police Say Safe Surrender A Success So Far


By: Charlie Hoots
The Southaven Police are calling it a good start to their first day of Operation Safe Surrender
with over 20 people coming into Southaven Municipal Court today to get their names cleared
and warrants dismissed.

Lt. Mark Little of the Southaven Police Department says,
“Someone can come in that has a bench warrant or a failure to appear or a violation of probation.
With the judge’s blessing we can wave that warrant and they can pay their fine”

This is the fourth year police and the court worked together to clear hundreds of bench warrants and clear the backlog.
Little says this is a way to keep these people from living their life looking over their shoulder and being afraid of being arrested.

“We can help these people that are trying to get a job and they know they have a warrant. They are scared to drive to
look for a job because they have a warrant in Mississippi. Now is your chance, come take care of it”.
There will be another court date this Friday from 9am until noon. Police want to remind you that no one will be arrested for coming in during
Operation Safe Surrender. This is a win-win for those wanting to get their life straightened out.