Robert Davis, the Director of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Office of Standards & Training has accepted a complaint regarding Boyce Hamlet and 60 pages of evidence in support of allegations that he provided false and misleading information to Arkansas and Mississippi law enforcement certification agencies.
Davis stated that any information received about Hamlet would be placed in his file with their agency and it is possible that information received could be used by the board there to revoke any certification Hamlet has in Mississippi.
Of particular concern to the Miss. DPS/OST is the omission by Hamlet on forms he submitted to them, under oath, that he was employed and terminated by the Arkansas State Police for cheating on an exam and subsequently lying multiple times to investigators from the Ark. State Police Special Investigation Unit.
On forms that Hamlet submitted when he was with the Miss. Department of Corrections and the Miss. Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks, Hamlet was required to list any termination from employment.
Documents regarding Hamlet's employment with Mississippi state government agencies are not releasable under the Mississippi Freedom of Information Act, but we believe that Hamlet did not disclose that he was ever employed or terminated by the Arkansas State Police on documents submitted to Mississippi just like the ones he submitted to agencies in Arkansas (see previous stories - Previous Post 1; Previous Post 2).
A similar complaint was sent to the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration last week (at their request) to consider possible actions, including termination of Hamlet's employment as ABC Enforcement Director.