Sheriff’s Department

The Sheriff’s Department is responsible for law enforcement within Lafayette County and administration of the Lafayette County Jail.

The Sheriff’s Office is a four-year term filled by election. Duties of the Sheriff include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Appointing of deputies
  • Keeping charge of the Lafayette County Courthouse
  • Protecting prisoners and maintaining the jail
  • Managing the department’s budget
  • Attending all sessions of the circuit and chancery courts
  • Serving as the county librarian; maintaining census reports, statutes of the state, maps, charts and other donations to the county
  • Maintaining the jail docket

Contact Information

Telephone: (662) 234-6421

Scott Mills
Chief Deputy

Cathy Conner
Administrative Assistant

Johnny McDonald
Jail Administrator