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Public Safety

Public Safety

Jackson County officials are committed to providing the highest standard of public safety for its residents. Along with the Sheriff's Department and District Attorney, the following departments are also responsible for providing safety related services to the County:

  • E-911
  • Emergency Management (Civil Defense)
  • Rural Fire Protection
  • Narcotics Task Force

Public Safety Commissions

Board Appointed

The Board of Supervisors appoints all Members of the County's E-911 and Fire Commissions.

Organization Appointed

The following safety commissions are appointed by and/or represent businesses and organizations in the community that are familiar with emergency needs and possess an interest in educating residents and developing emergency plans.

Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC)

Meeting Schedule: Monthly at 10:00 AM (Usually 4th Thursday, but can vary)

Emergency Operations Center
600 Convent St.
Pascagoula, MS

Jackson County Emergency Planning Commission Website

Office of Emergency Services
(228) 769-3111
Earl Etheridge, Director (Earl_Etheridge@co.jackson.ms.us)
Terry Jackson, Deputy Director (Terry_Jackson@co.jackson.ms.us)

Emergency Medical Services Board(EMS)

Meetings are held as needed, contact your district's County Supervisor for information.

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