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Barbour names new heads of public safety, high patrol

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Albert Santa Cruz to be Mississippi’s Public Safety Commissioner and Lt. Col. Donnell Berry to head the Highway Patrol.

Barbour made the announcement Friday in a news release.

Santa Cruz, chief of the Highway Patrol, replaces Steve Simpson, who resigned as commissioner earlier this month to run for attorney general.

Santa Cruz is a native of D’Iberville.

Berry is from Bentonia. He has served as assistant chief of patrol of Uniform Division Enforcement since 2004.

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