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Chief Deputy Macon Moore
Chief Moore

Macon Moore started his career in public service in 1984 as a volunteer for the Indianola MS Fire Department. After serving as a volunteer for six years, Moore decided to pursue a full-time career in law enforcement and was hired as a police officer with the Greenville MS Police Department in 1989.

Chief Moore graduated from the City of Jackson MS Police Academy in 1990 and worked within the Patrol Division as a Patrol Officer and Field Training Officer. During this time, he was also assigned to the Emergency Services Unit. Officers assigned to this unit were trained in automobile extrications, high risk arrest, search warrant execution, and dive rescue. Moore transferred from the Patrol Division to the Criminal Investigations Division. During his service in the Criminal Investigations Division, Moore was assigned felony criminal cases.

Chief Moore transferred to a regional narcotics unit that was assigned to drug enforcement in four central Mississippi counties. This unit worked in conjunction with state and federal agencies. Moore was promoted to assistant director of this unit.

In 2001, Moore moved to Desoto County and was employed with the Southaven Police Department. Moore started as a night shift patrol officer. Moore tested and received a position on the department’s Canine Unit. During his service on the Canine Unit, he handled two dual purpose patrol/ narcotic canines. Moore also tested and received a position on the Southaven Police Department’s S.W.A.T. team. Moore tested for promotion and received a Lieutenant’s position. Moore was then moved back to uniform patrol where he was assigned command of patrol shift. Moore later transferred to the Training Division where he stayed until offered a position with the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department.

Chief Moore started as Commander of the Sheriff’s Department’s Training Division and S.W.A.T. team. In 2010, Moore transferred to the Commander of the department’s Patrol Division. In 2011, Moore was promoted to the position of Major and began oversight of all sworn law enforcement officers within the Sheriff’s Department. In October of 2012, Moore was promoted to the position of Chief Deputy.

Chief Moore’s community activities include being a founding member of Cops for Kids. This organization’s annual fundraiser “Fishes for Wishes” is one of the largest external fundraisers for Make a Wish of the Mid South. Chief Moore also volunteers for the Palmer Children’s Home. Chief Moore and his family attend Getwell Road United Methodist in Southaven. Chief Moore’s wife Melissa is a teacher for the Desoto County school system.

The Chief is a member of the National Sheriff’s Association, the Metropolitan Memphis Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Police Benevolent Association.