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P.O. Box 1182
1 Justice Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614

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

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Sheriff Charles Jones

Sheriff Charles Jones was born in Quitman County, Mississippi and moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi at the age of 13 where he attended Clarksdale High School, Coahoma Agricultural High School and Coahoma Community College.  He later received his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Almeda University.   Charles is married to Andrea Wade; they have five (5) children.

Sheriff Jones started his law enforcement  career in 1994 with the Clarksdale Police Department where he received his Basic Law Enforcement Officers  Training in Tupelo, Mississippi.  He moved up the ranks from patrolman to  gang officer, investigator, and to the SWAT Team where he received extensive law enforcement training.  He ended his tenure with the Clarksdale Police Department in 2002. His  next career venture was with the Coahoma County Sheriff's Department  where he was employed as a sheriff's deputy and a school resource officer. He worked for the Sheriff's Department for four (4) years.   In 2004  he was appointed as the Chief of Police with the Town of Friars Point. As the new Chief of Police his primary task was  to help rid the town of its high crime rate and infestation of drug dealers.  With the help of  state law enforcement agencies  he was able to get a large number of drug dealers prosecuted and the crime rate in the town fell to a all time low. The citizens were elated to get their town back under control with peace and safety. This was the beginning of  his initiative  to run for Sheriff of Coahoma County. Charles wanted  to make a difference not just  in one town, but for the entire County of Coahoma. This could only be fulfilled in the capacity of Sheriff. After a disputed primary election in August of 2007, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered the  Governor of Mississippi to call for a special election for Sheriff to be held on January 27, 2009. Charles Jones was elected Sheriff of Coahoma County.


Fernando Harris

Fernando Harris

Chief Deputy




           CHIEF DEPUTY

The Chief Deputy is responsible for the daily operations of the Sheriff's Department. Planning, organizing, implementation, to administer and evaluate day to day operations.  Ensuring continuous leadership and consistent administrative procedures within the department. Assuming the duties, responsibilities and authority of the Sheriff in the Sheriff's absence.

The Chief Deputy is accountable to the Sheriff.



     Cathy Pollard

                 Kathy Pollard


The Administrative Assistant with the Coahoma County Sheriff's Department is primarily responsible for performing all clerical duties associated with the Sheriff and other personnel when authorized. The Administrative Assistant is in charge of all personnel, payroll and scheduling of appointments for the Sheriff. Duties such as travel arrangements, monitoring department budgets, office equipment maintenance and research are also included in the duty list. The Administrative Assistant is the citizens link to the Sheriff at the Coahoma County Court House. Mrs. Cathy Pollard has been the Administrative Assistant for Sheriff Charles Jones since January 01, 2018.


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        Felicia Johnson                                                                Jesse Pollard

         Officer Manager                                              Chief Deputy Administrative Assistant                            



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           Benita Myles                                                                            Barbara Johnson

 Human Resource Personnel Director                                                 Records Clerk



     Will Rooker

Asst. Chief Deputy Will Rooker

Public Information Officer (PIO)

The Public Affairs Office is the community contact point for the Sheriff’s Office. This is the department that handles news media inquiries and makes routine announcements to the media about items of interest involving the Sheriff’s Office. All Official Press Releases are listed in our News Releases section of this web site.

The Public Information Officer reports directly to the Sheriff.


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