Sheriff Charlie Sims

Sheriff Sims is a career law enforcement officer with over 37 years of experience. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Sims worked his way up through the ranks of the Hattiesburg Police Department to the position of Chief of Police. Under Sims’s leadership, the Hattiesburg Police Department was recognized for several accomplishments in the area of community policing and the department was recognized as a law enforcement leader in the state.

After twenty years at Hattiesburg, Sims retired and went to work for the Mississippi Police Corps, a federal scholarship program that trained college graduates in the field of law enforcement. Again, Sims worked his way up through the organization and eventually became the National Director of Staff Development for Police Corps. This position involved training police corps instructors across the nation and conducting assessments to insure compliance with police corps standards.

After five years in this position, federal funds were no longer allocated and Sims began his career at the Forrest General Hospital. He served as the Assistant Director of Public Safety until being elected Sheriff of Forrest County in 2019.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office is to promote partnerships and trust in our community through a committed effort to serve our citizens courteously, respectfully, and professionally in order to prevent crime and enhance safety.


The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office exists because the community, through government, empowers the Sheriff’s Office to do a job on its behalf. The Sheriff’s Office and its employees are tasked to function effectively, partly through personal endeavors and commitment to the profession, but primarily because the community has faith and confidence in our ability to accomplish the task of enforcing the laws of the land and responding to the community concerns in an honest and impartial manner. The citizens of Forrest County are entitled to expect:

  • A Sheriff’s Office that is beyond reproach in matters of integrity.
  • Impartial and courteous services.
  • Open and honest communication that encourages trust.
  • Responsible management of Sheriff’s Office resources.


The policy of the department is to ensure that all employees maintain an exemplary standard of personal integrity and ethical conduct in their relationships with other employees and the community.

FCSO Administration

Operations

Corrections

Corrections

Major Jamie Humphrey

jhumphrey@co.forrest.ms.us

Corrections

Corrections

Corrections

Major Julie Flowers

jflowers@co.forrest.ms.us

Patrol

Corrections

Criminal Investigations Division

Captain Jamie Tedford

 jteford@co.forrest.ms.us

Criminal Investigations Division

Criminal Investigations Division

Criminal Investigations Division

Captain Connie Keene

ckeene@co.forrest.ms.us

Direct Support

Criminal Investigations Division

Warrants/Process

Captain Kent Banks

kbanks@co.forrest.ms.us

Warrants/Process

Criminal Investigations Division

Warrants/Process

Lieutenant Allen Parker

aparker@co.forrest.ms.us

Transport

Public Information

Public Information

Captain Robert Gray

rgray@co.forrest.ms.us

Public Information

Public Information

Public Information

Administration

Public Information

Evaluation Center

Evaluation Center

Juvenile Detention Center

Evaluation Center

Juvenile Detention Center

Juvenile Detention Center

Juvenile Detention Center