Overview

The Office of Sheriff is a four year term filled through an at-large election process. Duties of the Sheriff involve two primary areas; law enforcement of the county and administrative. The law enforcement duties are to keep the peace in Lafayette County while administrative duties consist primarily of serving as the county jailor. Due to the growth of Lafayette County, the Sheriff Department now employs 26 deputies working four 12 hour shifts. Duties of Sheriff are outlined in Section 19-25 of Mississippi Law and include but are not limited to the following:

Contact Information

Physical Address: 711 Jackson Avenue East, Oxford, MS 38655
Mailing Address: 711 Jackson Avenue East, Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662-234-6421

Contacts

Johnny McDonald
Jail Administrator
Department: Sheriff
Address: 711 Jackson Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662.236.0214

F. D. "Buddy" East
Sheriff
Department: Sheriff
Address: 711 Jackson Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662.234.6421
Fax: 662.236.0203

Scott Mills
Chief Deputy
Department: Sheriff
Address: 711 Jackson Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662.234.6421
Email: smills@lafayettecoms.com

Openings

Application

Frequently Asked Questions