Press Releases


Local Man Killed in Shooting

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:49 p.m., Tunica County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a call stated that subject had been shot at 1394 Sears Street.  Upon arrival, Sheriff Deputies  discovered a black male, lying near the front door of his residence, with a fatal gunshot wound.  The subject was later identified as Leroy Thomas AKA Duck, 72, of 1394 Sears Street.

No arrests have been made at this time.

If anyone have any information in regards to this incident, Sheriff Hamp encourages all callers to call the Tunica County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division at (662) 363-1411 or Tunica Crime Stoppers at (662) 910-0400.  All calls reported reported to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.


Information Wanted in Shooting Incident

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Phone Lines Down

The Tunica County Sheriff's Office is in the process of changing their landline services.  There will be a temporary interruption in service for at least an hour.

For ALL non-emergency calls, please call 662-541-2576. All emergencies, dial 911!!!

We will provide updates when the lines are back in operation.


Click It or Ticket Campaign



From May 21-June 3, 2018, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office and other local and state law enforcement agencies across the nation are stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists who aren’t wearing their seatbelts for the Click it or Ticket Blitz.  Click it or ticket isn’t about citations; it’s about saving lives.  From 2012 to 2016, seat belts saved nearly 60,000 lives.  If all passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts, an additional 2,456 lives could have been saved in 2016 alone.

High visibility seat belt enforcement is important 24 hours a day, but nighttime is especially deadly for unbuckled occupants.  Therefore, officers will be out in full force ensuring driver and occupants’ safety.  

If you are driving this Memorial Day weekend, whether it’s a short trip to the grocery store or a long-haul across the state and aren’t buckled up, you will receive a written citation for seat belt violation.  You should buckle up every trip, every day throughout the year.  Please be mindful that by choosing to not use your seat belt, you and your passengers could be ticketed; and with this you risk your life and the lives of others.

The DUI staff of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office will also be in full operation.  Sheriff Hamp encourages you not to drink and drive and be safe at all times.  Enjoy your holiday!

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Captain Logan completes Certified Investigators Program

Sheriff K.C. Hamp congratulates Captain Bernadette Logan on the completion of the Certified Investigators Program

CONGRATULATIONS to Captain Bernadette Logan for completing 400 hours (10 weeks) of training and graduating from the Certified Investigators Program at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy on May 17, 2018. 

Captain Logan is the Training Officer for the Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, as well as, some functions of the Jail.  Captain Logan as a wide range of certifications, including but not limited to:  National Center for Biomedical Research and Training; Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts; Rapid Response to Active Shooting Training; Basic Crisis Negotiation; Domestic Violence Laws and Victim Rights; Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Investigations; Sex Offender Workshop; Police Officers Engaged Shooting and Survival; Mexican Cartel Investigations; Executive/Force Protection Training through the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security; Gulf Coast HIDTA Training concerning Gangs, Drugs and Murder; Courtroom Testimony; Homeland Security Incident Command; Crimestoppers, Mental Health and First Aid; Cyber Investigations, Project Lifesaver; Sexual and Workplace Harassment; ALERT/Terrorism through Mississippi Office of Homeland Security; Interviewing and Interrogation; MS Law Human Trafficking; MS Organ Recovery; Autopsies through MS Medical Examiners Officer; De-escalations/Victimology through the MS Attorney General’s Office; Tourniquet Training; Cold Case Investigation and she also serves of the F.B.I. Task Force.

Captain Logan began her law enforcement career in Tunica County in 2008.  

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Office Closing

The Administrative Offices of the Tunica County Sheriff's Office will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of the Presidents Day Holiday.

All offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.





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Office Closing

The Administrative Offices of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

 All offices will open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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Road Closure

The intersection of Highway 61 & Highway 4 is closed until further notice.  All traffic is asked to to use an alternative route if traveling through Tunica County, Mississippi.  


Office Closing


The Administrative Offices of the Tunica County Sheriff's Office will be closed on Monday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

All offices will reopen on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

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Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over


(December 15, 2017- January 1, 2018)


The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office will be out in full force for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over blitz.  Various checkpoints and saturations will be set up to detain those who choose to drink and drive and hopefully deter others from drinking and driving.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a public safety campaign initiative involving state, city and county law enforcement officers across the United States.  It will be implemented during a two and a half week period encompassing the Christmas/ New Year’s Holidays. (December 15, 2017 – January 1, 2018)

During holiday seasons, an increased number of drivers are on the road; and being safe, by all means, is always of the utmost importance.  As always, you should wear your seatbelts, utilize child restraints and obey all traffic laws.  Together, we can make this community safe for traveling.  Tunica County Sheriff’s Office urges citizens to use these tips to plan safe travel:

Designate a non-drinking driver to make sure you and everyone with you arrive home safely. Don’t get in a car with someone who has been drinking. Obey all traffic laws to ensure safety to and from your destination. Do not provide or purchase alcohol to anyone underage

Sheriff KC Hamp encourages everyone to enjoy this holiday period.  Please remember that the law requires you to be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages. Be safe and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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