George County Sheriff's Department George County Sheriff's Department George County Sheriff's Department
Home Press Releases Sex Offenders Most Wanted Contact Us
Administration
Career Opportunities
Chaplain
Criminal Investigations Division
Communications Center
Corrections Division
Court Systems
Crime Tips and Prevention
Fines, Tickets, and Reports
Garry M. Welford Memorial Scholarship
History of the Sheriff
Information and Alerts
Links and Resources
Narcotics Division
patrol Division
Crime Tip HOTline 888-313-TIPS(8477) or Submit via Email

Administration:
(601) 947-4811

Communications Center:
(601) 947-9156
(24 hours)

Investigations:
(601) 947-2066
(601) 947-2063


Email Map

355 Cox Street, Suite B
Lucedale, MS 39452

Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm
 

This website is dedicated to the memory of
Sheriff Garry Welford

     
 
Crime Tips & Prevention

 

 Don't Be a Victim

The George County Sheriff's Department is a member of Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.  To provide information concerning criminal activity please call Crime Stoppers or you can use our anonymous crime tip email system found on our home page.

Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers (MCCS) anonymous and toll free tip line:  1-877-787-5898.

http://MSCoastCrimestoppers.com/

Submit a Crime Stoppers Tip

Get the P3 Tips Mobile App for iPhones or Androids.

Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00 if the information given leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment of a felony offender.

 

Tips can also be emailed directly to the Sheriff at:  Tips@GeorgeCountyMSSheriff.com

 

 

Tax Scams

In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, fax or email to set up their victims. This page looks at the different scams affecting individuals, businesses, and tax professionals and what do if you if you spot a tax scam. 

REMEMBER: The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. In addition, IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement action. Recognizing these telltale signs of a phishing or tax scam could save you from becoming a victim.

 Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. Victims may be threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. Or, victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.

 

Recently a George County resident received a call from a Pennsylvania number (484) 666-6302.  This is a number associated with the IRS TAX SCAM.  

Please do not provide any personal or financial information to these callers.

 You may seek guidance on the IRS website:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

 

Crime Prevention Tips listed below:

 
 

Additional Information
Baby Sitting Safety Tips
Bad Economical Times and High Crime
Burglar Proof Your Doors
Burglar Proof Your Windows
Halloween Safety
Hit and Run Accidents
Holiday Safety
Home Safety
How Shoplifting affects you and your family
How Thieves Pick Their Targets
How to Protect Yourself on City Streets
Identity Theft – Minimize your Risk
If you’ve Been Robbed or Conned
Lethal Weapons in Your Home
Neighborhood Watch Programs
Personal Alarms
Safety in Public
Safety While Exercising
Safety While Hiking
Safety While in the Park
Top 10 Stolen Vehicles
Utilize an Alarm System
What to do if you become a Crime Victim
Why Women are targeted fo Crimes

 

 

 

 
 
     George County Sheriff's Department | © 2017
     George County, Mississippi