If you’re in an accident or your wife, husband, or children are stranded, or if there’s a disaster, you would probably want to know that highly-trained law enforcement is somewhere close. That’s one reason the Miss. House voted to fund a trooper school Monday.
Right now the Miss. Highway Patrol is about 150 troopers short of where it needs to be, according to the Dept. of Public Safety, the state agency that runs MHP. There are 120 troopers who could retire at any time.
The vote to fund the trooper school was unanimous, with all Democrats and Republicans voting yes.
It will cost you about $7 million.