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Local law officers take training course at fall conference

By Staff
MPD STORM TRAINING – Meridian Police Department officers participated in training at the annual fall conference of STORM. Pictured are, first row from left, Keith McCary, assistant police chief; Tim Phillips; Katherine Austin; and Marlene Williamson. On the second row are Donald Jenkins, Tom Miller, Joseph Moulds, Rick McCary and Ron Payton. SUBMITTED PHOTO
special to The Star
Oct. 16, 2003
BILOXI Officers with the Meridian Police Department and the Lauderdale County Sheriff' Department recently completed a free tactical self defense school at the annual fall conference of the Sobriety Trained Officers Representing Mississippi.
Officers will be able to share their training with fellow STORM officers at the MPD and the sheriff's department. The STORM conference was held at the Isle of Capri in Biloxi.
The nonprofit organization of more than 850 officers was founded in May 1996.
STORM's mission is to increase cooperation among law enforcement officers concerned about combating Mississippi's most serious highway safety problems: impaired driving and the low usage rate of safety belts and child passenger safety devices.
The association's main objective is to gain the latest information on the newest technology in the field and techniques of detecting and apprehending impaired drivers.
For more information about STORM, visit its Web site at or call 932-2522.