The Jones County Sheriff's Department Reserve Unit is a group of dedicated individuals from our community who wish to serve their fellow citizens by donating their time and talents to the Jones County Sheriff's Department. The unit is made up of certified deputies who support the operations of the Sheriff's Department. While on-duty, these unpaid professionals have the same legal authority as any other peace officer. Reserve deputies are required to receive continuous training throughout the year, as well as qualify annually with their service weapon.
Some activities the Reserves regularly engage in:
- Promote public relations with law enforcement in communities
- Provide security and patrol at various functions in the county
- Patrol the county and take calls for services just like a regular patrol deputy
- Transport inmates to either the Jones County Adult Detention Facility or Jones County Juvenile Detention Facility
Receiving no pay for the job they do, and spending time away from their families shows tremendous dedication on the part of the Reserves.
For more information on how to become a Jones County Sheriff's Department Reserve Deputy please call 601-425-3147 and ask to speak to Captain Scott Sims.