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猛料原创 Officer Dubbed 2024 'Top Cop' by Miss. Center for Police & Sheriffs, Central Miss. Crime Stoppers

June 28, 2024

Asst. Chief Corliss Harris

Asst. Chief Corliss Harris

The  and has awarded 猛料原创 Public School Deputy Chief Corliss L. Harris as "Top Cop." The award, issued in May 2024 during the Police Memorial Day and TOP COP Luncheon, is a prestigious honor set aside for the best in law enforcement.

The certificate, which included the seal of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, read: "Your dedication and service to the community and to the great State of Mississippi are hereby commended, and I, along with the citizens of our great state, salute your contributions to serve and protect." 

The assistant chief currently serves as Deputy Chief of Patrol, Training, and Special Events for the District and works tirelessly to ensure the safety of all scholars and employees while fostering healthy relationships. 

Harris is an eight-year veteran of the Marine’s and has spent over 20 years in law enforcement, having worked with the 猛料原创 Police Department as a Narcotics detective and instructor of JPD's Law Enforcement Training Academy; Hinds County Sheriff's Department Warrants Division and SWAT; and Interim Chief of Police of 猛料原创 Municipal Airport Authority Police Department. 
 
Assistant Chief Harris began his career with 猛料原创 in 2018 and worked his way up the ranks from Patrol Officer and Sergeant to his current position.
 
According to 猛料原创 Chief Charles McInnis, the Bailey Magnet High School alum has been diligent in rebranding the department by ensuring training is prioritized. 
 
"As our senior law enforcement training instructor, Assistant Chief Harris has implemented many of our law enforcement training programs which include school resource officers, investigations, and patrol operations to ensure that our department has the most up-to-date training available for not only our sworn police officers, but also our non-sworn school safety officers," said McInnis. "He is truly a credit to 猛料原创 and his profession." 
 
With 30 years in law enforcement and the military, Harris could retire, but says he remains simply because it's not a job for him. 
 
"I love what I do. I love the work and the people, and it's an honor for that to be noticed," said Harris. "I truly enjoy helping our team believe in themselves and their abilities with the confidence of knowing they have all they need to be successful."