Command Staff

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department Command Staff provides leadership, guidance and support to the hundreds of officers that serve your community. In addition, they serve the citizens of Jackson County by standing ready to hear their concerns and address issues of great importance to the safety and security of our great county. Our Command Staff believes in leading by example, and it is through their integrity, love of community and desire for transparency that they provide these examples to both the officers that serve, as well as the community at large.

  1. Mike Ezell

    Mike Ezell

    Sheriff
    About
    Mike Ezell is:
    • 56 Years of Age
    • Lifelong resident of Jackson County
    • Married, father and grandfather
    Member
    Mike is a member of:

    • FBI National Academy Association
    • First Baptist Church, Pascagoula, Mississippi
    • Jackson County Republican Club
    • Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Association
    • Mississippi's Sheriff Association
    Education
    Mike's educations includes:
    • Pascagoula High graduate 1977
    • Graduate, Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy, Pearl, MS. 1981
    • Graduate, FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA. 1990
    • Graduate, University of Souther Mississippi; Bachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice. 1997
    Elections
    Elections include:
    • 2014 Special Election, Sheriff Jackson County, Mississippi 2014 to 2015
    • 2015 General Election, Sheriff Jackson County, Mississippi 2016 to 2020
    Experience
    Mike's experience includes:
    • 35 years as a police officer
    • Assigned to the FBI Office for 3 years
    • Worked in every area of law enforcement; reserves, jail, patrol, traffic, and detectives
    About
    Mike's father was a veteran of the Pascagoula Police Department. Growing up, Mike has sought to make his family and community proud of his career accomplishments, which he has dedicated to his father, S H. Buck Ezell.