The Community Relations Division of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is made up of (3) three full time employees and countless volunteers. All are charged with the duties of making sure the community understands and is aware of the many services Sheriff Melvin Brisolara and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office offer the citizens of Harrison County. We accomplish this with many community outreach programs.
The award winning Neighborhood Watch Program leads the way by staying in contact with the citizenry through countless neighborhood meetings to address the law enforcement needs of each unique area of Harrison County. There are some 65 Neighborhood Watch programs reaching some 1200+ families on a regular basis to make sure they are informed of the actions the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. The citizens of Harrison County know that through the Neighborhood Watch Program they are one phone call away from finding someone to assist them in maintaining the quality of life they enjoy in Harrison County, Mississippi.
The anti-bullying program B.R.A.V.E. (B-ullying R-esistance A-nti V-iolence E-ducation) is Melvin Brisolara’s and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office answer to the growing problem of bullying and violence among our young people. In 2008 Sheriff Brisolara made it clear that violence among our young people especially in our schools is unacceptable (we began teaching the research based on Second Step and Steps to Respect program sponsored by the Committee for Children). In 2009 we used the research from the Committee for Children and foundation of the Second Step program and developed a program that addressed the needs of the children of Harrison County and the result was B.R.A.V.E. This program is tailored to fit each school in the Harrison County School District and the issues that relate to these students. The program has showed great promise in teaching the students how to solve their problems without resorting to violence.
If you would like to participate in our B.R.A.V.E. Summer camp as a volunteer, please contact 228-865-7074
For students who would like to attend the camp, please contact 228-865-7074
The Harrison County TRIAD / S.A.L.T. Council is a program sponsored by grants from the Area Agency On Aging and the Mississippi Leadership Council On Aging to address the safety needs of the Seniors in Harrison County. This program which celebrated its 12th year has reached 900+ seniors this past Fiscal year (July 1, 2010—June 30, 2011). The major projects of the Harrison County TRIAD program are the distribution of the following safety items:
- Files of Life-A magnetic pouch that contains all medical information. This
pouch is placed on the refrigerator and is readily available to
emergency medical responders.
- Reflective Address sign—is placed on the mailbox at the end of the driveway
to assist in locating the house of need
- Emergency Flashing Beacon-Porch light that becomes a flashing beacon by
turning off and back on again to locate the
house of need.
Sheriff Melvin Brisolara, the Community Relations Division and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office participate in the following events during the year to help the citizens of Harrison County maintain the quality of life they enjoy:
- Gulf Coast Substance Abuse Task Force
- Harrison County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
- Mississippi Sheriff’s Assoc.
- Celebration of Seabees Day
- Individual Intervention Program
- Just the Facts
- Jackson County Adolescent Offender Program Jail Tour
- Hancock County Adolescent Offender Program Jail Tour
- Harrison County Adolescent Offender Program Jail Tour
- Home Repair Fraud Prevention
- National Crime Victims Rights
- Biloxi Rotary Club
- Gulfport Rotary Club
- Long Beach Rotary Club
- Gulfport Exchange Club
- Orange Grove Exchange Club
- Biloxi Kiwanis Club
- Orange Grove Kiwanis Club
- Youth For Christ
- East Biloxi Boys and Girls Club
- Gulfport Boys and Girls Clubs
- Weed and Seed
- Pass Christian Boys and Girls Club
- Feed the Needy
- Salvation Army Christmas Bell Ringing
- C.E.R.T. Training
Deputy Frank Baskett, Officer In Charge
Seventeen year veteran with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. All in the Community Relations Division. Currently seeking Criminal Justice Degree from University of Southern Mississippi, Crime Prevention Specialist with 200 hours of training from the National Crime Prevention Institute @ the University of Louisville, B.R.A.V.E. program director and member of three person tema that developed the B.R.A.V.E. program
Deputy Judy Seicshnaydre
Seven year veteran of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. Masters of Science, Counseling Psychology, William Carey University. Crime Prevention Specialist with 80 hours of training from the American Crime Prevention Institute. Certfied Trainer with the Second step and Steps to Respect anti-violence programs and a member of the three person team that developed the B.R.A.V.E. program
Deputy Luther Leach
Seventeen year veteran in Law Enforcement. Joined the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in 2008. Prior to that he held numerous positions in law enforcement (patrol, investigations, transportation, corrections, deputy constable and Federal Contract Security) in the state of Texas. He is a certified Field Training Officer and instructor and is a member of the three person team that developed the B.R.A.V.E. Program