Man commends Southaven PD for his successful surrender | Crime
(WMC-TV) - This summer, Southaven Police gave around 2,000 people an opportunity to avoid jail time with a special set of dates to pay fines on outstanding warrants.
The annual program is called ‘Operation Safe Surrender.’ People with overdue fines for charges like contempt of court and probation violations were eligible to pay a portion of their fee and avoid jail time.
After this year’s round, the police department received a letter from one of the program’s participants.
In the letter, the author told the department about his reluctance to return to the area where he was wanted.
Following his successful surrender, the man said Southaven officers treated him like a person and not a criminal.
The author wants to use his experience to encourage others to participate in safe surrender in the future.
You can find the letter here.