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Search Warrant Executed

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MCSD Purchases Shield

The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department continously works towards improving our equipment to provide a greater level of security for our deputies and citizens.

We've purchased a Blue Ridge Armor Level IIIA Ballistic Shield for our Special Response Team that is designed to protect against various firearms. 

This increased level of protection will give our deputies a greater opportunity to control a dangerous situation, ensuring the safety of all involved. 

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2019 National Night Out

The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department enjoyed participating in Osceola's 2019 National Night Out event held at Rosenwald Park on August 6, 2019.


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Employers Requesting Background Checks

Any employer requesting a criminal history or background check for the purposes of employment, please email your requests to misscoso@hotmail.com

August is National Child Support Awareness Month

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Firearm Stolen from Dyess Area

The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department is looking for any information regarding the individual(s) responsible in the theft of a Browning Lever-Action 22 Caliber Rifle stolen from a vehicle on South State Highway 77 in Dyess in the early morning hours of July 17, 2019. 

Anyone with any information, please contact the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department at 870-658-2242 or our TIPS Line at 870-658-7024.  You can remain anonymous. 

Abandoned Animals in Mississippi County

Deceased dogs have been discovered dumped along highway 150 and North County Road 631 in the Gosnell and Yarbro areas.  One puppy was found alive, sleeping with the deceased animals.  

Anyone with any information on who these animals belonged to or what happended to them, please contact the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department at 870-658-2242 or Crimestoppers at 844-910-STOP. You can remain anonymous. 

Also anyone with any information on possible dog fighting is encouraged to contact your local authorities or the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department.  

(puppy found alive)

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Mississippi County Sheriff's Department Holds Promotion Ceremony

The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department held a promotion ceremony today, July 2, 2019.  Seven deputies were promoted and two received Letters of Commendation. 

Deputies Johnathon Boatman and Jared Camp were promoted to Corporal.  Deputies Danny Bishop (CID), Jimmy Brooks, Justin Hooton (CID), Matthew Richardson, and Wes Souders were promoted to Sergeant.

Corporal Loyd Danner and Sergeant Larry Whitehead received Letters of Commendation. 

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Corporal Boatman, Corporal Danner, Sgt. Richardson, Corporal Camp, Sgt. Brooks, Sheriff Cook, Sgt. Hooton, Sgt. Bishop, and
Sgt. Souders.  (not pictured, Sgt. Whitehead) 

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Drug Arrest

  Travis Smith
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Phone Scams

We’ve received a few calls about scams that are currently taking place throughout Mississippi County.  There are unknown individuals calling and stating they work for a Social Security Company and informing individuals to load certain sums of money onto gift cards or other forms of money cards.  They are then requesting the card information and stating the money would be refunded once the warrant has been cleared. 

The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department will never call you and request you to load funds onto gift cards to take care of warrants or anything else.  Nor will any other law enforcement agency, including any federal agency (Social Security Office, IRS, etc…) We do not operate in this manner. 

If you receive one of these calls, please do not give out any personal information or access to funds.  Gather as much information as possible from the caller and call your local law enforcement agency. 

There are other arrest warrant scams and low interest credit card scams occurring as well.  Please be aware of these. 

For more information on how to recognize a phone scam and what to do, check out the link below from the Federal Trade Commission. 

Phone Scams


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