People who contact the Jackson County sheriff’s tip line for an emergency are not receiving a prompt response.
It’s because the tip line is primarily intended to report information on a crime that has already occurred, Sheriff Mike Ezell said. The tip line is not intended for a quick response.
If you need immediate help, call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 228-769-3063, Ezell said.
The tip line is on the sheriff’s department’s app, Sheriff Jackson County MS. You can download the app for free via iTunes and the Google Play Store.
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The app has links to the jail docket, the department’s Facebook page and gives notifications on events and weather in Jackson County. You can also use it to find a government office and there’s a link to help you find your parked car.
The app also has a complaint form that can be filled out and submitted on the spot.