Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: MISSISSIPPI LAW: Bail Enforcement Agent

  1. #1
    Anthony Bridgestone's Avatar
    Anthony Bridgestone is offline Moderator:
    Private Investigators Forums

    Licensed Private Investigator
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Washington DC
    Posts
    38
    [b]Bail enforcement agents must be licensed. Requirements are being at least 21 years of age, resident of the state at least 1 year, no felony record. Miss. Stat. Ann. § 83-39-3.




    Anthony Bridgestone
    Moderator
    Private Investigators Forums


    START WITH TRUST
    When you see the Better Business Bureau Seal, it means the
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU) has agreed to:

    TELL THE TRUTH, KEEP ITS PROMISES, BE RESPONSIVE
    www.ipiu.org | IPIU Web Store
    BBB A+ Rating Link | Contact IPIU
    Founded in 1989 - Celebrating our 28th Year Serving 47,932 Members
    CALL IPIU TODAY TO JOIN: 406-534-0251

  2. #2
    jhm Guest

    Lightbulb Just A Little Unknown Addition

    Everything that is stated is true with one little exception. To work as BEA in Mississippi you have to be working for a bail bondsmen to acquire your license. Which means you cannot be an independent agent in Mississippi. This is according to the Mississippi Department of Insurance, Licensing Division. Also I was told by a bondsmen that as of May 2000 you are required to attend a class at an approved school for an undetermined amount of time. I hope this helps! If anymore questions go to state of mississippi's official webpage and click on insurance division, Department of Insurance.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    2,855

    Re: Just A Little Unknown Addition

    Originally posted by jhm
    Everything that is stated is true with one little exception. To work as BEA in Mississippi you have to be working for a bail bondsmen to acquire your license. Which means you cannot be an independent agent in Mississippi. This is according to the Mississippi Department of Insurance, Licensing Division. Also I was told by a bondsmen that as of May 2000 you are required to attend a class at an approved school for an undetermined amount of time. I hope this helps! If anymore questions go to state of mississippi's official webpage and click on insurance division, Department of Insurance.
    jhm, please register again using your true "last name" as required in the Registration Agreement.

    Here is a copy of your agreement:

    Please use the following as examples of what to use and NOT to use when signing up to the forum.
    Examples for choosing your Private Investigator Forum "User Name":

    As an example, if your real name is Stephanie M. Randall, you MAY sign up as:

    S. M. Randall
    S M Randall (without periods)
    S. Randall
    Stephanie Randall
    Stephanie M. Randall
    Stephanie M Randall (without period)
    S. Marie Randall (using the full middle name with First Name initial and Last Name)
    S Marie Randall (without period)

    In addition to all of the above samples, you may also use “underscores” between names and initials,
    such as:

    Stephanie_Randall
    or
    S_Randall)

    You may NOT choose and type a User Name such as:

    stephanie randall (we do not permit all lower case User Names)
    Stephanierandall (we do not permit two names running together)
    STEPHANIE RANDALL (we do not permit all capital letters in a User Name)
    STEPHANIERANDALL (we do not permit two names running together)
    Stephanie (we always require a last real name)
    M. Randall (Your middle initial cannot be substituted for your full middle name or your first name or first name initial)
    Stephanie Randall386 (we do not permit numbers in User Names)
    Randall (we do not allow last names only)

    We do not allow nicknames such as:
    PrivateEye Fanatic
    GumShoeScott
    MetsFan

    As with the other rules, which we use on our forum, signing up with a real name is very important to us to help keep our board on a personal and professional level. Please respect our request to register with a real last name and appropriate choice for either your first name, first initial, or full middle name as outlined in the samples above. If you cannot or will not do this, you will not be allowed to post to this forum.

    You MAY sign a Nick Name in your individual letters, posts, and replies on the forum each time, or add a nick name to your "signature file" below. (If you need help with the signature file, email our Technical Support and they will get you set up).

    Please take the time to read our Forum FAQ for answers to most of your questions on the link at the top of each forum page.

    Note: all of the information provided on this page (with the exception of your password) will be viewable by anyone visiting the bulletin board. Thus, if you don't feel comfortable about completing certain fields, just leave them blank. Or, return later to your personal Profile Page to make any changes you wish to add or delete.

    Thanks for choosing us as one of your Private Investigator Internet resources.
    To register again, click on the following link:

    http://www.ipiu.org/forums/member.php?action=signup

    Thank you for joining us here,



    Technical Support
    London, England

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    364

    Mississipi Law

    I recently checked with a bailbondsman and it requires an eight hour course, i didn't know about the 1 year residency requirement.
    Can that be supplimented by a sherrif waiver? Please let me know if so.
    Thanks
    Steven Lofing

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Martindale Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Posts
    1,099
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: MISSISSIPPI LAW: Bail Enforcement Agent

    From Internet Resource:
    Mississippi is one of the states that has specific legislation pertaining to Bounty Hunters, or “Bail Enforcement Agents” as they are known in the state, and requires a license. However, Fugitive Recovery Agents enjoy a great deal of freedom and are allowed to make arrests anywhere in the state, as well as having the luxury of requesting the assistance of law enforcement in making an arrest. Thus, while there are specific restrictions on who can become a Fugitive Recovery Agent in the state, it is rewarding to work there and having the support of law enforcement can help to ensure the safety of Bounty Hunters in Mississippi.

    How to Become a Bounty Hunter in Mississippi

    To become a Bounty Hunter in Mississippi, one must first obtain a license, requirements for which are described below, and then find work with a bail bond company. The upside of acquiring a license is that it requires education and training, which proves to prospective bond companies that you are knowledgeable and prepared to carry out safe and effective skip tracing.

    Mississippi Bounty Hunter Licenses and Requirements

    A license is required to become a Bounty Hunter in Mississippi and it can be obtained through the Department of Insurance. There are, however, a number of requirements that must be met to receive a license. Licenses can only be issued to individuals who have been a resident of the state for at least one year and is at least 21 years old. No law enforcement officers, surety agents, judicial officials, or attorneys may be licensed. Before obtaining a license an individual must complete at least 8 hours of education approved by The Professional Bail Agents Association of Mississippi and offered by Mississippi Judicial College or another approved institution. Licenses expire annually on the last day of May, and an additional 8 hours of continuing education is required for renewal. One contingency is that individuals may work as Fugitive Recovery Agents without education but must complete the education at the first possible opportunity. Other requirements include a $40 fee, “proof of good moral character,” and proof that the applicant is not a felon.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •