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The selection process for the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office adheres to laws, rules, regulations, and policies based on the Mississippi State Code and the Lauderdale County Employee Hand book. The agency cooperates with the Human Resource Department of Lauderdale County in recruiting and selecting law enforcement personnel. The agency's goal is to obtain a department workforce consisting of the best-qualified people possible who proportionally reflect the makeup of the available workforce in Lauderdale County. 

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer who supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), strives to respond to reasonable requests for job accommodations, and take consistent action to employ qualified individuals with disabilities. This agency is committed to making reasonable sustained, diligent efforts to identify and consider such individuals for employment and possible advancement opportunities.

Maintaining the ideals of equal opportunity employment, the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office shall not discriminate against individuals inquiring about employment based on:

  1. Race
  2. Color
  3. Religion
  4. Sex
  5. National Origin
  6. Disability
  7. Age
  8. Veteran status
  9. Handicap
  10. Marital Status
  11. Political affiliation
  12. Sexual preference

All employees shall abide by the procedures as outlined within this policy. Violation of this policy will subject an employee to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office uses the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) set in place by the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors.


Applications for employment are available at the administrative offices located at 2001 5th Street, Meridian, Mississippi from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or you may click the link below.

Administration Offices close on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King's and Robert E. Lee's Birthday -Third Monday in January
  • George Washington's Birthday-Third Monday in February
  • Good Friday
  • National Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis' Birthday-Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day-July 4
  • Labor Day- First Monday in September
  • Armistice Day (Veteran's Day)-November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day-Last Thursday (and Friday) in November
  • Christmas Day-December 25

State Holidays

The above off days are subject to change. Please call to verify offices are open at 601-482-9806.



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