County Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the county, establishing goals and objectives to direct the county’s growth and development, and carries out other responsibilities as set forth by Mississippi statutes. Supervisors are elected from each of the five districts in the county to serve a four-year term. The Board oversees county operations and enacts ordinances and resolutions to promote the health, safety, and welfare of citizens and businesses in the county, and approves the annual budget and millage rate which funds the operations of the offices and departments under the Board’s jurisdiction.
City Board of Aldermen
The cities and towns in Prentiss County are each governed by a mayor and board of aldermen.
Prentiss County’s Sheriff’s Office has 8 full-time patrol deputies, 2 criminal investigators, 2 narcotics officers, 1 chief deputy, and various support staff such as corrections officers, dispatchers, and staff. There are 45 full- and part-time employees plus 20 volunteer reserve deputies.
The Sheriff’s office sponsors numerous projects and programs such as DARE, the Prentiss County Drug Awareness Project, TRIAD, a senior citizen program, and operates a very successful jail ministry as well as providing direct support to area churches and schools. Prentiss County is also a member of the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit and an active participant in the North Mississippi Crime Stoppers program.
In the city of Booneville, there are 18 officers, 4 investigators, a chief and assistant chief, and 7 dispatch operators; the City also has 4 volunteer reserve officers.
The City of Baldwyn has 8 police officers, a chief and assistant chief, 1 investigator, and 2 dispatch operators. Marietta employs 4 part-time officers providing full time coverage. Jumpertown law enforcement is handled and coordinated by the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office.