Among other physical improvements to the Hinds County Raymond Detention, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors is partnering with the new Hinds County Sheriff, Lee Vance, to increase the number of detention officers in an effort to promote public, officer, and inmate safety and secure the jail.

In a press conference on January 15th, Sheriff Lee Vance announced that the Sheriff’s Department is initiating a career path for individuals interested in serving the Hinds County community in the capacity of sheriff’s deputy starting as a detention officer. With a starting salary of $27,500.04 annually, there is a clear direction for advancement once an individual is hired and trained.

The Hinds County Board is looking to assist the Sheriff in adding a minimum of 40 new detention officers through this recruitment drive in the coming weeks.

Positions are available for all three shifts. Applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Be a Unites States Citizen
  • Be able to pass a background investigation and drug screen

All interested men and women, who are looking for a stable, rewarding career as a public servant and willing to put forth an honest effort are encouraged to apply for the detention officer position immediately.

Applications can be obtained or at the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office behind the Circuit Court Building at 407 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201 or at the Raymond Detention Center at 1450 County Farm Road, Raymond, MS 39154.

Additionally, applications may be picked up in the Hinds County Personnel/Human Resources Office located on the 2nd floor of the Hinds County Chancery Court Building or at the security desks on the 1st floor of the Hinds County Chancery Court (316 S. President Street, Jackson, MS 39201) and Circuit Court Buildings (407 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201).

For more information contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at 601-974-2900.


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