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.
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.
Fernando Bee has been with the Coahoma County Sheriff's Office since 1996 and is the Chief Deputy of the Coahoma County Sheriff's Department.
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. Catherine Miller has been the Administrative Assistant for Sheriff Charles Jones since January 28, 2009.
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.