Police Department

OSPD patch logo GOLDWelcome to the online home of the Ocean Springs Police Department (OSPD). We strive to provide effective and reliable police services to the citizens of Ocean Springs and our visitors. We do our utmost to keep our community safe, clean, and secure. We seek to create an environment in which the public knows that they can confidently call on the Ocean Springs Police Department for prompt assistance when it is needed. This website is an integral part of our pledge to encourage community involvement in law enforcement. By working together, we can identify and resolve issues which affect the safety and security of our community.

Thank you for visiting our web pages, and for your patience as we work to bring you a new-and-improved site.

Ocean Springs Police Department
3810 Bienville Blvd.

Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Emergency – Call 911

Police Records Office

The OSPD front office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., unless otherwise posted. We assist the public with obtaining copies of accident reports, incident reports, background checks, and fingerprinting, in addition to being the first point of contact for callers and visitors to the OSPD.

Payment for services listed below must be cash or money order, and no bills larger than $20 will be accepted.

Accident Reports
Accident/crash reports are available at a cost of $20.00 each. You may obtain these in person at the OSPD Records office, or online through Report Beam.

NOTE: Parking lot accidents are not on Report Beam. They are available through our Records office only. The cost is $20.00 each.

Incident Reports
Incident/crime reports are available on a case-by-case basis. ***Under no circumstances do we give out copies of reports that involve juveniles. The first copy of an incident report is free. You may submit your request for these reports in person at the OSPD Records office. Valid photo ID is required.

Background Checks
Residents of the City of Ocean Springs may obtain a background check through our office at a cost of $15.00 each. Please note that this background check is only available to the requesting individual, and it only covers history within the jurisdiction of the Ocean Springs Police Department.

NOTE: An Ocean Springs mailing address does not necessarily mean that you live within the city limits of Ocean Springs. Background checks are available only to residents within the city limits.

Fingerprinting is available during limited hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., and is subject to appropriate personnel being available. Valid photo ID is required. The cost is $15.00 for the first card and $5.00 for each additional card for the same individual.

After Hours Beach Parking Permits
Parking on Front Beach Drive and East Beach Drive is restricted to the hours of 6 a.m.-10 p.m. unless you have a Beach Parking Permit from the OSPD. There is no cost for these permits. Typically, these would be used for those who fish or crab in the late night or pre-dawn hours. Each permit is good for a single night/morning.

Emergency Contacts Registration for Local Businesses
The Ocean Springs Police Department appreciates local businesses. In the event of an emergency or problem with a business (such as burglary or alarm), it is helpful for us to have emergency contact information for that business on file. We have a form for business owners/managers to complete to provide us with this contact information. The form can be picked up at the Police Department anytime. The information provided will be private and not shared or sold to anyone.

Open Records Requests
Request for copies of public record are handled by the City Clerk’s office. Please click here to be redirected. There is a standard fee of $17 per hour for research and $0.25 per copy. As allowed by law, we have 7 days to process the request.

Phone/Fax Directory


Main Office
(Non-Emergency Patrol, Traffic, Investigations, Jail, Animal Control, General Inquiries)
Phone 228-875-2211 Fax 228-875-5126

Administrative Office
(Chief, Deputy Chief, Captains, Executive Assistant)
Phone 228-230-1859 Fax 228-875-5126

Records Office
(Report Requests, Background Checks, Fingerprinting)
Phone 228-875-2211 Fax 228-875-5126

Municipal Court Office
Phone 228-875-5009 Fax 228-230-1899

Warrants Office
Phone 228-230-1860 Fax 228-230-1899

Although not City of Ocean Springs departments, the following contacts are listed here for your convenience.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
Phone 228-769-3063 (Pascagoula)
Phone 228-875-6963 (St. Martin/Ocean Springs substation, outside of OS City limits)
Phone 228-588-0151 (Hurley substation)

Jackson County Courts
County Court Department 228-769-3181
Chancery Court 228-769-1179
Circuit Court 228-769-3262
Justice Court 228-769-3364 (Pascagoula)
Justice Court West 228-875-0525 (St. Martin/Ocean Springs, outside of OS City limits)
Youth Court 228-769-7370

Jackson County District Attorney’s Office

Jackson County Animal Shelter


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