Pascagoula, MS

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Pascagoula is a city of just over 20,000 residents, situated in Mississippi’s Jackson County along the Gulf Coast near Gulfport and Biloxi. Prostitution has been identified by police and others as a local concern, and there have been cases of sex trafficking in the area.  A serial killer of prostituted women also has operated in the city.

The Pascagoula Police Department has conducted street-level reverse stings using undercover officers in areas known for prostitution, in an effort to reduce consumer-level demand.  These operations have been conducted since at least 1999, if not earlier. Arrested sex buyers have had their identities reported in the media, and may face fines and/or potential jail time.

Key Partners

  • Pascagoula Police Department

Key Sources

State Mississippi
Type City
Population 22240
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