The responsibility of the Patrol Division is to maintain a safe and orderly environment for citizens of and visitors to Jones County.
Few would dispute the fact that deputies assigned to the Patrol Division are the backbone of the Jones County Sheriff's Department. These dedicated men and women are the first to respond to your call for help. They put themselves in harm's way every day they are on the job to stabilize a violent domestic call or when they search a dark building for a dangerous suspect. They assist victims of vehicle crashes, administer Narcan to an overdose victim or give the first life-saving rescue breaths and CPR to the child they have just pulled out of a backyard swimming pool. They serve and protect the citizens of Jones County and they do it with little recognition or fanfare. They take it all in and see what they do as simply part of their jobs.
The Jones County Sheriff's Department Patrol Division is responsible for responding to all types of emergency and non-emergency calls for service. The Patrol Division advocates preventative patrol and strives to maintain high visibility as a way to deter crime.
The Patrol Division utilizes two highway safety grants awarded by the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety to enforce Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection laws via saturation patrols and safety checkpoints. These overtime grants pay for deputies to work these extra details in support of highway safety initiatives including Click It Or Ticket and Over The Limit, Under Arrest.
The Patrol Division operates under the leadership of Captain Scott Sims.