Police Department

If you have an emergency, call 911 immediately. For non-emergency contact, please call Ocean Springs Police Department dispatch at 228-875-2211.

Welcome to the online home of the Ocean Springs Police Department (OSPD).

As sworn law enforcement officers and civilians, we strive to provide effective and reliable police services to the citizens, merchants, and visitors of our City. Together, we can identify and resolve issues which affect the safety and security of our community.

Chief Mark S. Dunston (pictured here) leads the Ocean Springs Police Department. He directs operations with the assistance of a Deputy Chief, three Captains, and an Executive Assistant. This administrative team oversees patrol, traffic, investigations, animal control, task force, corrections, dispatch, records, warrants, the reserve officer program, training, and accreditation. Ocean Springs Police Department is accredited by the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MSLEAC), which establishes professional standards for Mississippi law enforcement agencies. For more information about MSLEAC and accreditation, click HERE.

Please check out the helpful links, pages, and video that we have provided for your information below.

Picture of Chief Mark Dunston
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
Delivery Address: 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564