VICTOR MASON QUALIFIES FOR HINDS COUNTY SHERIFF
(Jackson, Miss.) Former Hinds County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Captain Victor Mason today qualified to run for Sheriff of Hinds County. He was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters as he entered the Hinds County Courthouse to qualify.
A native of Hinds County, Victor Mason has been a law enforcement officer for 32 years. A 2010 graduate of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va., he began his career at the Jackson Police Department. Mason spent 18 years at the HCSO, where he was Captain of the Juvenile Protection Unit, and served on the U.S. Secret Service Taskforce and the FBI Joint Terrorism Taskforce. Most recently, Mason worked as an investigator for the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Public Integrity Division.
“The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office needs effective new leadership,” said Mason. “Our county jails have been terribly mismanaged, among many other problems in the current administration. As your next sheriff I will make our jails safe and secure once again.“
One of Mason’s top priorities is staffing the HCSO with top law enforcement professionals. “Upon taking office the current sheriff fired or demoted more than a hundred veteran deputies,” he noted, “including those who had a long record of successfully managing our jails. The results have been disastrous.”
Mason proposes creation of an HCSO Violent Crime Unit, comprised of deputized officers from all police departments and federal law enforcement agencies within the county. According to Mason, HCSO Violent Crime Unit officers will serve warrants, conduct highway interdiction, and operate as a rapid response unit during the commission of violent crimes.
Mason pledged: “I’ll put hardcore criminals on notice there’s no safe haven for them in Hinds County.”