Thursday, August 6, 2015

We report, you decide: Sheriff's snapshot

JJ filed a public records request with the Hinds County Sheriff's Office for the employee rosters of April 2011 and April 2015.  The two rosters give a snapshot of the composition of the two staffs at the same point in different administrations.  The Sheriffs of Rankin and Madison Counties also provided some information on their staff as well.

HCSO April 2015

Chief Deputy: 1
Captain: 6
LT: 11
Officers: 17
Staff: 449
Deputies: 106
Sergeants: 41

HCSO April 2011

Colonel: 1
Lt. Colonel: 1
Captain: 11
LT: 10
Officers: 24
Staff: 491
Deputies: 91
Sergeants: 33

Now compare these numbers to our neighbors to the East and the North


UnderSheriff: 1
Chief Deputy: 1
Captain: 1
LT: 5
Admins for jail and juvie: 2
Deputies: 85
Staff: 215


Officers (including Warden and Chief Deputy): 10
Deputies: 68
Staff: 145


Anonymous said...

Rumor in Raymond is any employees that were there under Mac will be gone soon. Although there are probably only a few left

Anonymous said...


Those that were under Mac are already gone... Lewis took care of that! Everybody pretty much is either a friend or a reject from JPD

Anonymous said...

Victor has a lot of cleaning to do to staff that place with adequate personnel. JPD rejects flock over there no it's like a haven for F up's.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully it isn't true that Bailey is going to hire Lewis and Pico in Rankin County. That's what's being said and if it's true I've lost all respect for Bailey and he will not get my vote in the next election.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me why Lewis lost? His billboards made me laugh.

Anonymous said...

Picu is a good LEO, but not for upper command authority. He won't have any problem finding a job, just not as a chief deputy or equivalent.

Lewis needs to just go home.

What's the point of publishing these rosters BTW?

Micah said...

I didn't see Dan Aykroyd's name on the list.

Anonymous said...

I really don't want to add up all those pages from 2011 in HCSO. Didn't they give totals? Its like comparing apples and oranges.

Anonymous said... jj wants to do some real reporting on the fact that lewis' camp is top-heavy which is a big reason why the guards and stret deputies were underpaid.
Guess that $1200 lewis paid him to keep quiet and swing stories in his favor during the election has run out. Smh.

Anonymous said...

The Baby is up late tonight. Time for bed little Baby. There is a whole day of whining and crying to do tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

January 4, 2012 – July 20, 2015 Total escapes or mistaken releases: 28

Anonymous said...

28 escapes in 3 1/2 years versus a grand total of 14 during Sheriff McMillin's twenty years of service.

Anonymous said...

I worked for both Mac and Lewis. I have to say that Mac was way more top heavy than Lewis and had a number of people being paid that did not show up for work. Lewis bringing folk from JPD was his down fall. Also have to say Chief Pico was a whole lot better than Steve Pickett was

Anonymous said...

@ 3:17

Bailey isn't going to hire Lewis and bring him to Rankin County. You can bet the farm on that.

A Gentleman said...

What's the difference in an 'officer' and a 'deputy'? Figures are given for each.

Anonymous said...

For the last several weeks I've seen a number of HCSO guys sniffing around MCSO office, pressing flesh and would've been kissing babies if there had been any to kiss. Getting their names in the hat for any jobs that may come open.

Anonymous said...

I am sure all of the employees at the sheriff's office appreciate you posting their names and info.

Anonymous said...

@9:02p re.: Pickett -you're right but that ain't saying much.Pickett was one of Mac's bigger failings.
@9:01a Should it be a secret? it's public info.

Anonymous said...

All these thugs can go to work for the City of Pearl Police Department. They will fit in in Pearl.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Tyrone can calm some of these trigger happy Pearl police down. It is only a matter of time before someone else gets killed by these rookies driving the chargers like they are on a race track

Kingfish said...

6:25: You might want to look at it in the other direction. Compare 2011 snapshot to current one and other departments. Top heavy and way too many officers. Colonels? Majors?

Anonymous said...

For you qualified HCSO lurkers hoping to find some morsel of hope for your future, RCSO is making adjustments to its pay scale to become more competitive with contiguous counties and competing munis. If you have a clean record, work hard and have competency, you might send a resume over to stankin. Just remember, the fine print on the job app says you have to vote republican (or at least cross over to the republican run-off).

Anonymous said...

2:42 PM, Please be advised that Rankin County law enforcement is doing just fine without recruiting "Thugs" from Hinds county. Law enforcement in Rankin is for the most part professional and well run by the several administrations, (County and Cities), with an attitude of mutual respect and respect for the citizens.
If you come to Rankin and commit a crime, you can count on being arrested and put in jail and we have a district attorney who will prosecute you and judges who will send you to prison. For these reasons we have a low crime rate as opposed to what goes on "across the river".
We like it here and enjoy our relatively safe streets and neighborhoods. Oh and by the way, those of us who live over here could care less what you folks who live over there think as long as you keep your criminal activity over there.

Anonymous said...

@244 do you realize if crime continues across the river it will continue to bleed over into newborns counties. It's like a pandemic that will spread into Rankin and Madison even Warren counties. I know you all could care less about hinds but I'm pulling for them to get their house in order as a Madison County resident.

Anonymous said...

2:44 after 30+ years of law enforcement, I probably realize more about crime than you can imagine. We can do nothing about what goes on Democrat controlled Hinds County, but we can do our best to keep the criminal element out of Rankin or send them to prison if they insist on plying their criminal trade over here. We may not be able to stop all of them, but we can and will continue to arrest and incarcerate them in Rankin County. In my humble opinion there is not much chance of Hinds County getting their house in order. The corruption is too deep seated.

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