of the Year
We depend on Crimestopper of Northeast Mississippi to provide us with many of the leads that aide us in solving crime.
We have been very fortunate to have two deputies that have received the Crimestoppers Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award for their service to Prentiss County and law enforcement.
Recently the Mississippi Crimestoppers Conference was held in Biloxi.
The photo was taken when The Prentiss County Sheriff's Office was
recognized with an award for for being the Most Supportive Law
Enforcement Agency in the Northern Half of the State. This award was
presented to our Department at the Awards Ceremony the final day of
the conference and was accepted by Chief Deputy Derrick Pruitt and
Deputy Bob Tolar. Sheriff Tolar was unable to attend the Conference
due to other commitments. We are very proud of this award and believe
that Crime Stoppers is a vital link in our Crime fighting efforts.
Crimestoppers of Northeast Mississippi is based out of Tupelo and
Tupelo Police Department serves as the host.
Recently we were called upon to contribute assistance in the form of providing someone that would help coordinate things within the three counties that border Prentiss County; Alcorn, Tippah and Tishomingo. Ken Shackelford, who is the Chief of my Reserve Deputies recently retired from his insurance business and I believed would do a great job, doing what they were asking of us to do. Ken took on this position and represents Prentiss County in an outstanding manner. Since his retirement he has also volunteered to help monitor registered sex offenders in Prentiss County as well has managing a link on our webpage concerning these sex offenders. Ken wasn't able to attend the conference due to recent knee surgery. Our website is www.prentisscountymssheriff.com.
Sheriff Randy M Tolar
Joey Clark Receiving Law Enforcement
Officer of the Year Award
Guest Speaker Judge
Sharon Aycock and
Chief Deputy Derrick
Within the last several months, (Latter part of 2011) we have had several incidents of thefts of small tractor and farm implements, equipment and a MF Tractor. These thefts are likely committed by the same individuals. We have several good leads, but a asking for information that might break the case. Anyone with information concerning these thefts or any other crimes, please contact the Investigative Division of the Prentiss County Sheriff's Office at 662-728-2002 or report the information to Crimestoppers to receive a reward if the information leads to an arrest or recovery of the the property.
Crimestoppers of Northeast Mississippi
Reserve Chief Ken Shackleford