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Herzog named MBI Director

Herzog named MBI Director

By: Frank Corder - January 18, 2024

The 30-year law enforcement veteran will take the reins of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation on February 1st.

James “Jimmy” Herzog has been appointed as the Lieutenant Colonel and Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI), per Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell.

Herzog has three decades of experience in law enforcement. Since July 2022, he has been serving as Chief of Security at the Mississippi Department of Agriculture. Before assuming this position, Herzog retired from MBI, where he held various roles over the years, including as the Captain overseeing the Special Operations and Major Crime Unit. DPS said Herzog played a pivotal role in the creation of the Endangered and Missing Child Alert System for the State of Mississippi. 

“I am delighted to welcome Director Herzog back to the Department of Public Safety team,” said Commissioner Tindell. “I am confident that his tenure as Director at MBI will be marked by great achievements. His wealth of knowledge and experience will undoubtedly contribute to the agency’s continued progress and growth.”  

Over the course of Herzog’s career, DPS said Herzog has completed the New York State Police Homicide Investigation School, FBI Hostage Negotiation School, and FBI SWAT Team School. His achievements include receiving the Secret Service Award and the Law Enforcement Appreciation Award for his instrumental role in apprehending the murderer of Sheriff Lloyd Jones, among numerous other accomplishments. 

Governor Tate Reeves congratulated Herzog in a statement saying he has distinguished himself as a dedicated public servant who is committed to protecting and serving Mississippians.

“MBI will be well-served under his leadership,” Reeves said.

Herzog will assume his new position on February 1st, 2024.  

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: