Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
John Harless is a Lieutenant with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety- Bureau of Narcotics. He has been employed by MBN for over 20 years and in law enforcement for 22 years. John is currently assigned to the Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit. Lieutenant Harless has provided training in drug identification and trends to many different audiences including law enforcement, prevention services, medical professionals, court personnel and public educators. John has been a featured speaker at state, national and international level conferences. Lieutenant Harless is also active with Stand Up Mississippi, a multi-disciplinary group leading Mississippi’s efforts in combating the opioid crisis. Lieutenant Harless has been recognized for his work in both drug enforcement and public education with numerous awards. These awards include both the Agent of the Year, Director’s Award and Distinguished Service Award from MBN and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.
Wednesday, April 24
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM