Community Relations

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The Community Relations Division of the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department is tasked with developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships between citizens, businesses, faith-based leaders, and the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department. The main focus of the campaign is crime prevention and the implementation of proactive enforcement efforts and measures aimed at the reduction of criminal incidents, rather than just responding to them after they have occurred. Simply, the goal of the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department is to prevent crime from happening.



Crime prevention requires the active cooperation of all members of the community. The DeSoto County Sheriff's Department is working hard to catch the “bad guys” and put them behind bars, but we are counting on you, the citizens, to work together in the fight against crime. In fact, the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department believes this team effort is so important that it is mentioned in the department’s mission statement, which states in part, “we strive to eradicate criminal activity and conditions that have a detrimental impact upon public safety by working together.” We can make DeSoto County the most desirable place to live and work in Mississippi.

Eddie Eagle Gun Safe Program

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The DeSoto County Sheriff's Department currently engages with the public through: 
  • The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Program
  • The Eddie Eagle Gun Safe Program
  • The Explorer Program
  • Guns 101
  • The DeSoto County Honor Guard
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Shop with a Cop
For more information on these programs, you can click the links in the navigation bar on the left side of this page. 

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