November 1, 2021 

WXXV Staff

A new digital identification program is coming to the Magnolia State later this month.

The mobile ID can allow users to store a virtual driver’s license and coronavirus vaccination card.

Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell says “From a law enforcement perspective, it will allow a law enforcement officer approaching the car to interact via Bluetooth with that phone so that they can know exactly who they’re dealing with before they even get to the car. And I think that’s a great feature for law enforcement, and it would be able to be utilized for any lawful purchase that you could otherwise use a regular ID.”

Tindell spoke with Meggan Gray early Monday morning about what Mississippians can expect.