Police Department

 

Chief’s Message

“Welcome to the Greenville Police Department. As chief of police, I recognize that crime is an important problem that most communities struggle with. However, we, the dedicated men and women of  Greenville Police Department, are committed to reducing the amount of crime that occurs in Greenville, Mississippi. Our department encourages community support and input in our effort to keep Greenville a safe place.”

-Chief Delando Wilson

Crime Stoppers

 

Crime Stoppers hotline, 662-378-TIPS (8477), and website are operated by the Crime Stoppers Call Center. The call center is staffed by trained personnel, who take calls and online submissions and then disseminate the tip information to the appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation. Each caller will receive a tip number to be used in all future correspondence. Every tipster remains ANONYMOUS; callers do not have to identify themselves. A reward of up to $1,000 will be offered to anyone who provides a tip that leads to an arrest for a crime or a criminal case cleared.

Since its inception on July 4, 1988, Crime Stoppers of Greenville-Washington County, a nonprofit organization with a civilian board of Directors, with the assistance of the Greenville Police Department and citizens in the community, has logged more than

  • 5520 calls

  • 725 felony cases

  • 16 homicides

  • 563 arrests

  • $84515 awards

  • $110525.00 narcotics

  • $34315.00 forfeitures

  • $569,192.39 recovered property

  • Totaling $798,546.39

Updated as of 1/27/2015

CRIME STOPPERS 
(662) 378-TIPS (8477)
www.tipsubmit.com

Submit a tip online! This is completely confidential and anonymous. 

Personal Safety Tips
Self protection means knowing how to avoid being the victim of an attack or robbery by keeping alert for the unexpected and not taking unnecessary chance. It also includes knowing what to do if you are a victim and acting with common sense and cooperating with authorities. The Greenville Police Department has programs in place to help protect yourself against crime. Programs include precautions to take at home, precautions to take while walking or driving a car, sexual assault and robbery prevention, and various other topics of concern. Programs are intended to help you evaluate a crime risk and provide you with skills and information to help reduce the possibility of crime occurring and what to do if you do become a victim.

For more information or to receive safety brochures at your home, contact the
Greenville Police Department 
662- 378-1515 ext: 263
or
662-390-3207.

Domestic Violence Help

 

The Greenville Police Department is committed to addressing domestic violence within our community and positive efforts are being made to combat the problem. The Domestic Violence Department provides comprehensive services to victims while investigating criminal offenses to hold offenders accountable. The department provides multiple-cases services ranging from safety planning and Order of Protection assistance to case analysis, research, and preparation for prosecution.

The Domestic Violence Department has been able to intervene with victims when the cycle of violence first begins. The ultimate goal of the advocates, counselors, and investigators is to provide services early and prevent future violence in the home. They work to ensure victim safety, hold offenders accountable, and work to establish a voice in the community that calls domestic violence a crime.
The City of Greenville Police Department’s Domestic Violence office serves as a catalyst for victims of crime and their families to receive effective legal and social intervention. Our office has formed a unique collaborative partnership with the Washington County District Attorney’s office, The State Attorney’s Office and Our House, Inc. We provide community awareness projects to enlighten the community of the pervasive and devastating effects of domestic violence. Having the District Attorney’s office involved with the Police Department ensures that the victims of domestic violence will have the opportunity to obtain legal representation. These services are implemented to ensure continued support and direct assistance after the crime has occurred, in order to reduce further victimization and improve victim participation and involvement in the criminal justice process. Our office focuses on issues of domestic violence, family violence, and dating violence.

Forms

Click to complete and print an application for:

  • Parade Permit

  • 5K Race Permit

  • Block Party Request Permit

Return the completed form to the Records Division at the Greenville Police Department – 216 Main Street

For questions call: Virginia Davis (662) 378-1515.

Neighborhood Watch

 

Neighborhood Watch works to educate the participants in the principles of deterrence, delay and detection. The program depends on a communication network organized with three levels of participants:

  • The residents as Block Captains and Coordinates

  • A local law enforcement representative

  • The police as partners in enforcement using information from this network to prevent crime.

How to Develop a Program
Visit your neighbors and tell them you are interested in discouraging crime in your neighborhood. Ask for their help in working toward this goal. Organize a neighborhood meeting. Contact your local police representative to address the group and answer their questions.

The Greenville Police Department requires a majority of the people in a neighborhood to participate in the program in order to qualify as a Neighborhood Watch.
If the group decides to organize a Neighborhood Watch, block captains and coordinates should be selected.

Block captains should prepare a watch or zone map, listing names, addresses, telephone numbers, license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions for each residence on their block. Copies should be distributed to each participating household.

The Greenville Police Department has crime prevention officers available to perform security surveys on each residence in the program. Once the police department’s requirements are met, Neighborhood Watch signs may be erected by the City at selected locations.
For more information about starting a Neighborhood Watch Program in your neighborhood, contact Crime Prevention Unit at (662) 378-1515 ext. 253.

Home Safety Tips
Burglary is a serious crime to which we are all vulnerable. It is, however, one of the most preventable of crimes. A few simple precautions will greatly reduce the possibility that you will become a victim of this crime. Follow these guidelines to help prevent crime in your home:

  • Make your home look occupied at all times.

  • Leave interior lights on when you go out for the night and utilize exterior lighting or motion sensitive outdoor lighting.

  • Lock your outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed.

  • Do not allow daily deliveries, such as mail and newspaper, to accumulate.

  • If you are gone, have a neighbor pick up these items for you and arrange to have your lawn cut in the summer.

  • You should maintain a detailed description, pictures and the serial numbers of all appliances, tools, radios, televisions, firearms, and other valuables you own.

  • Whenever possible, inscribe or label your valuables with your driver’s license number.

The Greenville Police Department offers programs that provide crime prevention techniques you may implement to help protect you and your home.

A Crime Prevention officer can also conduct a security check of your home or business to make sure it is safe. For more information about home safety programs, or to receive safety brochures at your home, contact the Greenville Police Department, Crime Prevention Unit at (662) 378-1515 ext. 253 or 662-822-4147.

Personal Safety Tips
Self protection means knowing how to avoid being the victim of an attack or robbery by keeping alert for the unexpected and not taking unnecessary chances. It also includes knowing what to do if you are a victim and acting with common sense and cooperating with authorities. The Greenville Police Department has programs in place to help you protect yourself against crime. Programs include precautions to take at home, precautions to take while walking or driving a car, sexual assault and robbery prevention, and various other topics of concern. Programs are intended to help you evaluate a crime risk and provide you with skills and information to help reduce the possibility of crime occurring and what to do if you do become a victim. For more information about personal safety programs, or to receive safety brochures at your home, contact the Greenville Police Department at (662) 378-1515 ext. 253.

Statistics
Since its inception on July 4, 1988, Crime Stoppers of Greenville-Washington County, a nonprofit organization with a civilian board of Directors, with the assistance of the Greenville Police Department and citizens in the community, has logged more than

  • 4,889 Calls

  • 599 Felony Cases

  • 12 Homicides

  • 406 Arrests

  • $58,705.00 Awards

  • $102,525.00 Narcotics

  • $33,314.00 Forfeitures

  • $526,876.39 Recovered Property

  • $662,715.39 Total

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Records Request Fees

Fees

Accident   Reports                  $10.00   per copy

Discovery   Files                     $0.25      per page

Fingerprint Card                     $10.00

Bicycle Tag                              $10.00

Taxi Permit                              $12.50

Taxi Inspection                        $15.00

Wrecker Permit                       $12.50

Wrecker Inspection                 $15.00

Background Check                  $20.00

5×7 Accident Photo                 $10.00

8×10 Accident Photo               $20.00

Passport/Military I.D.              $15.00

Staff

Delando Wilson            Chief of Police                      (662) 822-7031                     dwilson@greenvillems.org

Katrina M. Thomas         Administrative Assistant          (662) 378-1531                     kthomas@greenvillems.org

Michael Merchant          Asst. Chief of Police              (662) 822-8863                     mmerchant@greenillems.org
Misty Mew                   Major                                 (662) 822-7971                     mlitton@greenvillems.org

Dannie Graise              Captain                               (662) 822-4567                     dgraise@greenvillems.org

Keith Jackson                Captain                               (662) 822-3192                     kjackson@greenvillems.org

Virginia Davis               Records’ Supervisor                (662) 378-1515 ext. 1280      vdavis@greenvillems.org

Crime Stoppers                                                       (662) 378-8477

Police Department’s Fax                                            (662) 378-1527