County News

Correctional Facility Updates Looks to Improve Inmates’ Quality of Life

Correctional Facility Updates Looks to Improve Inmates’ Quality of Life New Kiosks Provide Access to Communication and Education The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is using technology to improve daily life for inmates and efficiency for staff. Since March of 2020, the department has introduced 19 kiosks throughout the correctional facility, including two money kiosks and…

Safety Tips From Lafayette County’s Search & Rescue Team

It’s summer in Mississippi, so you know what that means: It’s time to get outside, get active and get exploring. But before you hit the trails in Holly Springs National Forrest, cruise around Sardis Lake or go for a bike ride on the South Campus Rail Trail, it’s important to make sure that you are…

The Sheriff’s Security Registration and Mapping (S.C.R.A.M) Camera Registry Program

Signup Below The Sheriff’s Office wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Sheriff’s Security Registration and Mapping Surveillance Camera Registry Program. SCRAM allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the Sheriff’s Office. When a crime occurs, deputies and investigators will be able to identify the…

New Automobile Decal Notifies Law Enforcement of person with Limited Communications Ability

Mississippi residents with physical or mental communications impairments are now able to apply decals to their vehicle to alert law enforcement to their health condition. This decal is placed on a license plate and on the front left corner of the vehicle’s windshield. In order to receive this decal, the resident must have a condition…

Sheriff’s Department Promotes Four Sergeants

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department recently upgraded their team with the creation of the role of Sergeant. L.J. McNece, Joe Quarles, Ethan Tidwell, and Justin Wilson were promoted to the new position. The job of a Sergeant is multi-faceted. In Lafayette County, they assist the Captain and Lieutenant in maintaining daily operations, managing prisoner transportation…