State Representative pushes salary increase for Highway Safety Patrol

One of those is House Bill 332 and it would members of the Highway Safety Patrol and Bureau of Narcotics a salary increase by about $2,500.

It was just two years ago that Governor Phil Bryant reported a shortage of about 150 troopers in Mississippi saying many were leaving for better paying positions in other states.

State law allows the Highway Patrol to have up to 650 sworn troopers. The agency currently has about 480.