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Lucedale, MS 39452

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This website is dedicated to the memory of
Sheriff Garry Welford


Message From Sheriff Howell


Much has happened during these 19 months, the majority of which I am proud of but the other, not so much.  We have responded to more than 2,300 incidents.  Incidents are calls that the deputies or other officers have responded to. They can be murder, assault, drug charges, burglary, theft, domestics and much more.

The role of your sheriff’s office is to provide security for the entire county. Not for one group of people, or one district, and to neglect no one.

I speak from the heart when I say it is our duty to be good citizens, to be honest in our dealings with others, to be faithful to our friends and family, and, at the same time fearless in the presence of our foes. Your deputies put their lives on the line every day, and this isn’t a statement that has no substance to it. Your deputies, narcotics officers, investigators, and task force members literally come face to face evil, every day they step out and represent your sheriff’s office.

We have assembled within your sheriff’s office a team that is as focused on their duties and responsibilities like no other I have worked with. They are dedicated, driven, and loyal. They are professional, faithful, and love what they do. Their goal is to make each and every one of you proud of your sheriff’s office.

In the last couple of months, members of the George County Sheriff’s Office have been working to create a Special Response Team (SRT), a unit within the sheriff’s office that provides specialized services in support of the George County Sheriff’s Office and its mission. The main goal of an SRT is to provide protection and safety for innocent civilians and law enforcement personnel while reducing the possibility of injuries and death in HIGH RISK incidents.  These officers realize their primary responsibility will be FIRST to their agency and assignment to this team is voluntary. It will be the first of its kind for the George County Sheriff’s Office.

We are proud of what we do. Our goal is to serve and protect every citizen in George County. And to do this we need your support, we need your input. And we need our county leaders to know we have those from you.

Pray for our officers and their families and do not hesitate to contact the sheriff's office at any time.

Thank you.

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