Southaven Police Offer "Safe Surrender" Program

Southaven Police Offer "Safe Surrender" Program

Monday and Thursday, police are dismissing charges for people with outstanding warrants.
SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - Southaven police are offering criminals a second chance through their "Safe Surrender" program.

Monday and Thursday police are dismissing charges for people with outstanding warrants.

Criminals must pay half of their fines and set up a payment plan for the rest.

The warrants are for those who have missed their court dates or violated probation, not violent criminals.

The city sent out 1,400 letters.

It's the second year police have done this. Officers are hoping for a good turnout.

"The first year we did it, people still a little bit leery of coming in. They were thinking we're going to trick them, but people are coming and we're dismissing the warrants like we said we would," says Lt. Mark Little. "I'm hoping that the word gets out and we get a good response this year."

About two dozen people came in Monday afternoon.

If you missed your chance, officers will be back in court on Thursday accepting payments from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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