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Message From Sheriff Joe Berlin

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Greetings from the Jones County Sheriff's Department in Jones County, Mississippi! Our county spans 701 square miles with over 68,000 residents calling this exciting place "home". The wildly popular HGTV television show "Home Town" is filmed here in Jones County in the City of Laurel. Ben and Erin Napier have become renowned television stars and we get to watch them as they restore homes and make people's home ownership dreams come true. If you haven't already, we invite you to come visit our fun and exciting home town.

Jones County is located in southeast Mississippi in a region called the Pine Belt. We have millions upon millions of pine trees in this area including the loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, slash pine and longleaf pine. We have many freshwater lakes, rivers and streams that traverse our beautiful county and exploring the great outdoors is very popular as a result of our generally warm climate and abundance of recreational opportunities.

The people of Jones County are known for their friendliness, gentle nature and southern charm. We couldn't tell you about Mississippi and Jones County without mentioning the outstanding classic southern food choices here. Fried chicken, garden fresh peas and turnips, steaming hot cornbread and a huge glass of ice-cold sweet tea sets the stage for many a family meal here.

As the Sheriff and Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Jones County, my responsibility includes providing for the safety and security of the residents of and visitors to Jones County. Our dedicated team of law enforcement professionals at the Jones County Sheriff's Department are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year providing exceptional service. Law enforcement is a rewarding career, indeed it is a calling, with the main focus of our jobs being helping people. 

It is my hope that we meet and exceed your law enforcement expectations each and every day here in Jones County. Please give me a call at 601-425-3147 or via email at Should you have any questions or wish to share any concerns about the Jones County Sheriff's Department. May God richly bless you and your family in the days, weeks and years ahead!

Sheriff Joe Berlin


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