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Jay Ledbetter reports to oversee MEMA operations after Smithson resignation

Jay Ledbetter has more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement and emergency response. Source: Jay Ledbetter Facebook Jay Ledbetter has more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement and emergency response. Source: Jay Ledbetter Facebook
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Governor Phil Bryant's senior criminal justice policy advisor, Jay Ledbetter, has reported to MEMA to oversee agency operations.

Lee Smithson, former Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, resigned Friday, May 11.

READ MORE: Executive Director of MEMA says PTSD, alcohol reasons he resigned

A search for a permanent director has already begun.

Ledbetter has more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement and emergency response. 

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