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TRIAD

TRIAD began in 1988 when The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP), and the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) signed a cooperative agreement to work together to reduce both criminal victimization and unwarranted fear of crime affecting older persons.

Tunica County Triad consist of a three-way effort among the Sheriff, North Delta Planning and Development and the Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging/RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).

These organizations work together to reduce the criminal victimization of older citizens and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to this population. It provides an opportunity for the exchange of information between law enforcement and senior citizens. It focuses on reducing unwarranted fear of crime and improving the quality of life for seniors. A Triad is tailored to meet the needs of each town/city/county and is governed by a senior advisory council (S.A.L.T.).

TRIAD fishing outside of the Paul Battle Jr. Arena & Exposition CenterTRIAD Fishing Redo Sheriff Hamp holding a tray of food.Sheriff Hamp helps serve at TRIAD Black History Program
Sheriff Hamp and Pastor Evelyn Hubbard announcing door prize winndersSheriff Hamp and Pastor Evelyn Hubbard pass out door prizes at TRIAD Thanksgiving Luncheon hosted by Sam's Town Casino

Sheriff Hamp clapping.

Sheriff Hamp and Chief Earl Dishmon smile as participate in 2019 Pink Party for Cancer Survivors.

speakers at Black History Program - Latonja Steward, Pastor Pratt, and Pastor Hubbard

2020 Black History Program - Latonja Steward, Pastor Pratt, and Pastor Hubbard blessed us by leading our program, sharing God's Word, and Praise Music

Guests attend and enjoy 2020 TRIAD Black History Program

Guests enjoy 2020 TRIAD Black History Program.

The Tunica County Sheriff's Office is fortunate to have Mrs. Nellie Harris assist our office with our TRIAD program. Mrs. Nellie helps us by calling and checking on our TRIAD seniors each day.

Nellie Harris poses for photo with bouquet of flowers on her birthday.


Community Support - Calendar Sponsors

2021 Sheriff's Office Calendar


2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Relief Efforts

food distribution thanksgiving - Sheriff poses with volunteer

Food distribution for Thanksgiving - Sheriff poses with volunteer.

TCSO distributes food boxes to help alleviate burdens of food insecurity caused by pandemic.

TCSO distributes food boxes to help alleviate burdens of food insecurity caused by pandemic.

TCSO hosts mobile food pantry to help alleviate burdens of food insecurity caused by pandemic.

TCSO hosts mobile food pantry to help alleviate burdens of food insecurity caused by pandemic.

Sheriff Department delivers healthcare providers food boxes to thank for their dedication as essential workers.

Sheriff Department delivers healthcare providers food boxes to thank for their dedication as essential workers.


Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament

2020

The Tunica County Sheriff's Office hosted its 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Tunica National Golf and Tennis, 1 Champion Lane, Robinsonville, MS 38664.

Proceeds from this tournament benefit Le Bonheur Children's Hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee.  Le Bonheur serves as the region's only comprehensive pediatric hospital, with more than 700 medical staff representing 40 pediatric specialties. Le Bonheur treats patients from all around the world. From the ordinary bumps and sniffles of childhood, to its most life-altering extremes, Le Bonheur is prepared for whatever a child's life might bring.  For the past nine years, Le Bonheur has been recognized among the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals."

This golf tournament is a great way to show our support to Le Bonheur by raising funds so that it can continue serving essential pediatric care to children like Myles.

Myles Todd, 17-month-old baby boy, of Tunica, Mississippi. Shortly after birth, with no warning signs, Myles began to have recurring seizures. After spending majority of his first year of life in a hospital bed at Le Bonheur, Myles was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome. Dravet Syndrome is a particularly difficult form of epilepsy, as it begins in the first year of life, and is characterized by prolonged, severe seizures.

Myles received multidisciplinary care from an outstanding team of doctors for his syndrome from Le Bonheur. It has one of the largest pediatric neurology programs in the country, seeing hundreds of children like Myles each year. Le Bonheur advocated on Myles' behalf and provided him with the necessary treatment plan and care needed. Thanks to the care that Myles continues to receive from Le Bonheur, he is now able to spend his days at home with his parents and playing with his big sister, Harper.

 

 

Participants of 2020 tournament listening to presentation for Myles Todd and Lebonheur.

Participants of 2020 tournament listening to presentation for Myles Todd and LeBonheur.

TCSO had 16 teams participate in its 2020 tournament. Players head to their golf carts to start the tournament!

TCSO had 16 teams participate in its 2020 tournament. Players head to their golf carts to start the tournament!

Family of Myles Todd and LeBonheur Rep, Michelle Rogers.

Family of Myles Todd and LeBonheur Rep, Michelle Rogers presented with check with tournament proceeds.

Staff and Fitzgerald Casino present LeBonheur with check.

During the initial presentation, Tunica County Sheriff's Office presented LeBonheur with a check for $3,500. Fitzgerald General Manager, Tony Scudiero, pledged to double TCSO's donation. Following his generous lead, TCSO received additional donations from tournament participants. In total TCSO and Fitz gave LeBonheur $8,500.00 in donations.


Car Seat Distribution Partnership

Did you know that three out of four car seats in the U.S. are installed incorrectly? It's shocking, but it's true. And while cars and trucks are safer than ever, motor vehicle crashes remain one of the leading causes of death for children.

However, we know that proper use of car seats and booster seats can help prevent many child injuries and deaths. That's why we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Buckle Up for Life, a national car seat safety program from Toyota USA and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Together, we will teach parents, caregivers and children about the proper use of car seats and seat belts and provide free car seats to families in need. During the program, trained specialists will work closely with families and caregivers to educate them about all aspects of car seats, booster seats and seat belts. Participating families in need will receive free car seats and will be matched with certified child passenger safety technicians to learn how to install them properly.

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 the Tunica County Sheriff's Office's Child Passenger Safety Technician, Captain William Smith, conducted a car seat presentation and installation with one of our local, child care community partners. We take pride in ensuring and knowing that even the youngest and smallest of passengers on our county roadways are safely restrained.

 

TCSO Special Event to give car seats to daycare in need

Officers and Owner of Local Daycare, Phyllis Hibbler, pose for photo with donated car seats thank to partnership with Toyota and Cincinatti Children's that provides car seats to those in need.

TCSO Certified Car Seat Technician, Captain William Smith, shows guardians who to properly install car seats and restrain children in their correctly sized seat.

TCSO Certified Car Seat Technician, Captain William Smith, shows guardians who to properly install car seats and restrain children in their correctly sized seat.


Clothesline Project

The Tunica County Sheriff's Office hosted its first ever Clothesline Project in Tunica County on October 13-15, 2020 in Downtown Tunica at the Marketplace.

The Clothesline Project is a powerful visual display that is a vehicle for people affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirts are hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence. The Tunica County Sheriff's Office honors the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This event helped us shine light on all types of violence, and highlight acts of domestic violence that occur in our community.

Violence can be defined as:
The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation.

  • The Purpose of the Project is to:
    Create awareness of the experiences of victims and survivors of violence.
  • Assist in the healing process for people who have lost a loved one or are survivors of violence.
  • Educate and raise society's awareness of the problem of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Provide a nationwide network of support and information for other communities starting their own Clothesline Project.

We are thankful for the participation and support shown for this project in our community. From young to old and various walks of life, we had 162 shirts painted and displayed on our Clothesline. 

 

Members of Butterfly Project pose for picture at Clothesline Project.

t shirt hands from Clothesline Project raising awareness to STOP domestic violence.

 

volunteer Pearlie Guice poses with tshirt she designed.

Student volunteers pose with shirt they painted.

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Sheriff shows off shirt he painted promoting violence to end.

Christmas Blessings 2020

The year 2020 was hard on all, many families experienced extreme hardships and tragic loss. The Tunica County Sheriff's Office was fortunate to bless children of families in various circumstances this Christmas season. Thanks to donations from Friends of the Sheriff, we were able to go beyond the call of duty to give back to the community just in time for the holidays.
 
The first family pictured below suffered an unbearable loss of their mother, whose life was claimed by the deadly virus, COVID-19. She leaves behind an 11 year-old son and a 2 year-old daughter. The second family pictured below suffered great tragedy when their mother passed away suddenly, and unexpectedly. She leaves behind her newborn baby girl, a 9 year-old daughter, a 14 year-old daughter and two sons, ages 8 and 11. As they cherish the memories of each of their mothers, we hope you will lift them in prayer in the coming days. It was a true privilege to be able to gift these children with Christmas joy and gifts as they endure their first Christmas without their mothers.
 
Sheriff's Office gifts to grieving children after mother's sudden, unexpected death. Sheriff's Office gifts grieving children after COVID-19 claims life of their mother.
 

TCSO Participates in Wear Red Day

The first Friday each February, American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast.

From landmarks to news anchors, neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.

 

This campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in women. 

The national campaign urges women to learn their risk for heart disease and to take steps to lower their risk. What increases a woman's chances of heart disease?

  • Smoking
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Family history
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's
  • Complications during pregnancy
  • Menopause

We can prevent or reverse many of these risks by taking action. Speaking with our physician also helps to further lower our risk of heart attack and stroke by making and following a plan. 

  • Quit smoking. Ask for help if you need it. Your physician has many tools at her side to make quitting a success.
  • Change your lifestyle. Become more active and improve your eating habits. This will help with many risk factors including stress, family history, and other health conditions.
  • Get routine physical exams. 

Heart disease and stroke kill one in three women. These diseases are 80 percent preventable according to Go Red for Women's official website.

TCSO wears red for campaign against heart disease

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