Police Department

The Police Department strives 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 whenever they are in need of assistance they can confidently call on the Ocean Springs Police Department for prompt assistance.

Our office is located at

3810 Bienville Blvd.

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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Police Department Services

Forms needed to apply for these services may be downloaded on this web site. Click here or use the Documents and Forms button to the left.

Emergency Contacts Registration for Local Businesses

The Ocean Springs Police Department appreciates local businesses. We have a form for businesses to complete that provides us with contact information in the event there is an emergency or problem with the business such as a burglary, or alarm. The form can be picked up at the Police Department anytime or can be downloaded here. The information provided will be private and not shared or sold to anyone.

Accident or Incident Reports

You may pick up a copy or your accident report or incident report from the records department during working hours only Monday – Friday (except holidays) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m..

There is a charge of $10.00 per accident report.

There is no charge for your initial copy of your incident report.

Any copies or reports requested for prior incident reports requires a public information request form.

Public Record Request Forms

Public record request forms are available at City Hall and may also be downloaded here. 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.

Bicycle Registration

As a free service to City residents, the Ocean Springs Police Department will register your bicycle and keep the information on file in the event your bicycle is stolen or lost.

Just bring your bicycle down to the police department ,and we will be glad to register it for you. We will complete a form and give you a copy. You will also be issued a numbered decal to put on your bicycle that allows us to identify your bicycle.

Firearms Registration

The Ocean Springs Police Department will register firearms for residents. There is no fee for this service. Bring the unloaded firearm you wish to register to the Police Department ,and we will be glad to register it for you. This is useful in the event the firearm is lost or stolen.

This is not a firearms permit and it does not allow you to carry a sidearm. These permits are regulated by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Please click here to obtain more detail information on obtaining or renewing a firearms permit.

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