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Mississippi Law and professional standards prevent the District Attorney’s office from talking to Defendants. Contact your attorney or the Public Defender’s office.
For victims of violent crimes, there are programs to help them. Examples of violent crimes are aggravated assaults, rapes, and sexual battery. If you are the victim of a violent crime, contact our Victim Assistance Coordinator, LaShonda Nettles, for more information.
Yes, the District Attorney and her staff are actively involved in speaking through the three-county district. We offer a variety of presentations including the “Safe Kids, Safe Streets” program, trends in crime and the courts. Please contact us to request a speaker.
No, according to the Mississippi Law, the District Attorney can not give civil advice.
There are several ways to report a crime. You can call the Sheriff’s Department dispatch at 228-769-3063. The Sheriff’s Department also offers a mobile app that has the option of reporting a crime. You can go to the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers website or call them on the Crime Hotline at 877-787-5898. MS Coast Crime Stoppers also has a mobile app for download “P3 TIPS”. Of course if there is an emergency dial 911.
Both the Sheriff’s mobile app and the Crime Stoppers mobile app offer anonymous crime reporting. Crime Stoppers website also accepts anonymous tips and crime reporting.
If you get a traffic citation or another fine or ticket from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department it will more than likely be handled by the Jackson County Justice Court. You can look at the bottom of your ticket, it should give you the date, time and which court to appear. There are two Justice Court locations in Jackson County. The Main office at:5343 Jefferson StreetPascagoula, MS 39563
The west office is located at:6904 Washington AvenueOcean Springs, MS 39564
You can also visit the Jackson County Justice Court Website for more information.
If you have a car accident and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is the agency that works your wreck, you can pick up your report on the 4th floor of the Jackson County Courthouse located at:3104 Magnolia StreetPascagoula, MS 39567
Victims of a crime can get information at VINE Link. VINE is a solution that lets victims of crime and other concerned citizens access timely and reliable information regarding offenders. It is offered free of charge to registrants, is completely confidential, and features multiple language support. Offering peace of mind, the VINE service lets victims call a toll-free number, visit VINE Link, or use the VINELink™ mobile app to anonymously check on an offender’s custody status. Victims can also register to receive automated notifications about changes in that status via their choice of format phone, email, or text. TTY (hearing impaired) service is also available.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department maintains an Offender Watch portal for the citizens to better understand the facts about sex offenders and what this office is doing to comply with the current laws. Visit Sheriff Alerts for more details. The State of Mississippi also maintains an official sex-offender registry.
If you have reported a crime and have an ongoing investigation, you can reach the Criminal Investigations Division at:
You can also visit the Criminal Investigations Division page for your individual investigator’s information.
Visit the current inmates page to see is the person you are looking for is currently incarcerated at the Adult Detention Center. You can also see what that person is charged with, if that person is bond-able, and the bond amount.
There is no way to call directly to an inmate. The inmate is given a free phone call at the time of intake. After that the phone calls are collect or prepaid. The Jackson County Adult Detention Center uses Securus Technologies for all inmate communication. This includes all phone calls, jail voicemail and video visitation. Go to the Securus website for scheduling and more information.
You can send traditional mail to an inmate at:65 Bruce Evans DrivePascagoula, MS 39567
Mail regulations apply.
Visit our Commissary Procedures page to find out exactly how to add money to an inmates account.
If you are interested in joining the Sheriff’s Auxiliary, email Stephen Strickler, Chief of Auxiliary or call 228-769-3063. For full-time employment opportunities pay attention to local newspapers and social media for application announcements.