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The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office Courthouse Security consists of one Lieutenent,one Sergeant and six deputies.

Civil Process is responsible for serving all civil process papers issued from the Attorney General's Office, County and District offices, and any private law firms in and out of the County and State, requesting service. Documents include Subpoenas, Summons, Writs, Sequestrations, Order of Sales, Writ of Possessions, Forcible Detainers, Protection Orders, Injunctions, and another service of process.

The cost of service is $45 (each additional document to the same address is $5).

Mail to:

Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office/Civil Process Division
606 22nd Avenue South
Meridian, Mississippi   39301

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Lt. Kevin RichardsonLt Kevin Richardson in LCSO green uniform with gold badge in front of the American Flag

Lt. Kevin Richardson is a graduate of Covington High School (ST. Tammany Parish) Louisiana class of 1984. After serving his country, he retired from the United States Navy in April of 2008.

His second career in law enforcement began with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department in November of 2008, where he graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Training Academy, March 2009, class #225.

Lt. Richardson's first assignment with the LCSD was to the Patrol Division and then to Lauderdale County Juvenile Center followed by the Lauderdale County Courthouse. Lt. Richardson was promoted to Sergeant of Civil process in June of 2020, and in July of 2023, he was promoted to Lieutenant of Civil Process.


Courthouse Security 

Any person entering the Lauderdale County Courthouse will be subject to search for prohibited items. These searches may involve the removal of jackets, belts, shoes, and other loose items found in pockets and on the person. All persons will be directed to pass through a metal detector. If a person is unable to clear the walk-through metal detector, the deputies will use a non-intrusive hand held. Deputies may conduct pat searches on individuals who are unable to pass the walk-through metal detector or the hand-held successfully.



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