Jones County Sheriff's Office

~ Alex Hodge, Sheriff ~
"Where teamwork makes the difference"

History

Jones County SheriffThe Jones County Sheriff's Office is located at 419 Yates Avenue in Laurel, Mississippi and today operates under the leadership of Alex Hodge, Sheriff. The Sheriff serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Jones County which spans 701 square miles with over 1,000 miles of rural roadways and a population of 68,641 people. The Sheriff is responsible for law enforcement response in Jones County and also operates the Jones County Adult Detention Facility and Jones County Juvenile Detention Facility.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office employs sworn law enforcement deputies serving on five squads, corrections officers, civilian administrative staff and includes a squad of reserve deputies. The department began in 1871 under the leadership of Sheriff Samuel Trest who was also the county's first Tax Collector. The Sheriff's Office operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide professional, courteous and efficient law enforcement services to the citizens of and visitors to Jones County, Mississippi. Our motto is "The Jones County Sheriff's Office – Where Teamwork Makes The Difference" and that team approach to providing law enforcement services is vital to the great success we have and continue to achieve.

Our desire is to make Jones County safe for those who call this wonderful county "home" and for those who visit while away from their own home. To that end, the men and women of the Jones County Sheriff's Office have dedicated their lives to ensure that the rule of law is respected and those who violate the law are swiftly brought to justice.

 

Jones County Sheriff
Alex Hodge
2008 - Present
Jones County Sheriff
Larry Dykes
2000 - 2008
Jones County Sheriff
Maurice Hooks
1984 - 2000
Jones County Sheriff
George E. Chancellor
1976 - 1984
Jones County Sheriff
S. L. Green
1972 - 1976
Jerry Landrum
Jerry Landrum
1968 - 1972
Jones County Sheriff
Merrill Pickering
1964 - 1968
Jones County Sheriff
Lonnie Meador
1960 - 1964
Jones County Sheriff
Fred Walters
1956 - 1960
Jones County Sheriff
Morgan Holifield
1952 - 1956
Jones County Sheriff
Steve Brogan
1949 - 1952
Jones County Sheriff
Luther Holder
1948 - 1949
Jones County Sheriff
Luther Hill
1944 - 1948
J. Press Reddech
J. Press Reddech
1940 - 1944
C.H. Thompson
C.H. Thompson
1936 - 1940
L.C. Jordan
L.C. Jordan
1932 - 1936
M.H. Freeman
M.H. Freeman
1928-1932
Luther Hill
Luther Hill
1924 - 1928
W.E. Welch
W.E. Welch
1920 - 1924
Allen Boutwell
Allen Boutwell
1916 - 1920
Luther Hill
Luther Hill
1912 - 1916
Amos Jordan
Amos Jordan
1908 - 1911
J.H. Crawford
J.H. Crawford
1904 - 1907
Amos Jordan
Amos Jordan
1900 - 1903
Samuel Trest First
Samuel Trest
1871 - 1875
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