Coast man named to state Crime Stoppers council

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Brandon Payne of Gulfport to serve on the Statewide Crime Stoppers Advisory Council for a two-year term that will start July 1.

The state Senate approved his nomination by unanimous vote last week. It is the first time in years that the Coast has had a representative on the five-member council.

The Coast’s Crime Stoppers chapter had been disbanded after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Payne helped revamp efforts in 2010 under the new name of Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.

Sun Herald