Qualifications of Sheriff

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The Sheriff is elected at-large and serves a four-year term or until his successor shall be qualified. A sheriff is eligible to immediately succeed himself in office.

Before taking office the Sheriff must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Had at least five years experience as a full-time enforcement officer.

  • Previously completed an applicable training course at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Academy or the Jackson Police Academy within the previous five years

  • Attend and complete an appropriate curriculum at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Academy

Source: Sumner D. Davis III & Michael D. Garriga, "Other Major County Officials," County Government in Mississippi, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, Center for Governmental Technology, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi State, MS, 2000.

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