Tunica County Sheriff Calvin "K.C." Hamp, known since childhood with the reversed initials K.C., is a native of Tunica County, Mississippi. K.C. is an active member of Union Street Church of Christ, where his brother, Sylvester Thomas Jr., is Pastor. He is married to Patonya Price-Hamp and has four children.
Sheriff Hamp was elected to his fifth term as Sheriff in November of 2019. Sheriff Hamp is a graduate of Rosa Fort High School and holds an Associates of Arts degree from Coahoma Community College. He attended the University of Mississippi to obtain his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice; moreover, his training and education is ongoing.
K.C. began working with the Tunica County Sheriff's Office in 1994 and started his career in law enforcement as a Deputy Jailer. During his 20-year tenure with the Tunica County Sheriff's Office his assignments have included Patrol Supervisor, Auto Theft Investigator, D.A.R.E. Officer, and Internal Affairs Investigator.
Sheriff Hamp is an organizer of the Tunica County T.R.I.A.D. and is a member of the National Sheriffs' Association, Mississippi Sheriffs' Association, FBI LEEDA Association MS D.A.R.E. Association, Tunica County Literacy Council and Tunica County 10-Point Coalition.
Sheriff Hamp was appointed by Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to the following state boards: Mississippi Crime Stoppers, Advisory Council, Byrne-JAG Drug Task Force Committee and Mississippi Trauma Advisory Committee, in which his appointment with the Mississippi Trauma Advisory Committee has continued under Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. He also serves on the D.U.I. Advisory Task Force Committee, Mississippi Department of Corrections Oversight Task Force, Asset Forfeiture Task Force and Mississippi Child Death Review Panel.
K.C. is elected to serve as President of the Mississippi Sheriffs' Association beginning June of 2016. He has served as Vice President, 2nd Vice President and 3rd Vice President.
K.C. has been a volunteer funeral director with Henderson Funeral Home in Tunica, DeSoto and Panola Counties for over 25 years. He feels this is an opportunity to serve and interact with people in a time when they need a friend the most.