|Sheriff Jimmy Simmons started his career in
law enforcement in 1984. He was elected to the position of Sheriff in 1992
and is currently serving his fourth term. Since being elected, Sheriff
Simmons has made many positive changes to the department. Among the most
beneficial changes made is the increased number of officers in the
department and establishing the county work program.
Increasing the number of officers on patrol assists in deterring crime. By
this I mean we can be either REACTIVE OR PROACTIVE. Reactive would be like
having one person that answered calls. Proactive would be like having
officers that were out patrolling and being seen. If a citizen sees a patrol
car in the area it will make them feel more secure. On the other hand, if a
would-be criminal saw a patrol car it may prevent them from committing a
Felony investigations are divided into two categories, CRIMINAL
INVESTIGATION AND NARCOTIC INVESTIGATION. Chickasaw County currently
employees two criminal investigators that work non-drug related cases. The
county also staffs two narcotic officers that work drug related cases.
With the increased number of officer the citizens of Chickasaw County are
As the Sheriff I am pleased with my employees and feel they do a very good
job enforcing the law.