Visitations: Lowndes County Jail Near Columbus MS

lowndes county ms sherriffThe primary purpose of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional and courteous law enforcement services. Our fundamental duties are to serve humanity; to safeguard the lives and properties of our citizens; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence; and to respect the constitutional right of all persons to liberty, equality, and justice. To attain this, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limits of our authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without the support of the citizens that we serve. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to use the resources available to accomplish this goal.

Court Division 229-671-2690
Jail 229-671-3000
Criminal Investigations 229-671-2950
Training Division 229-671-3120
Citations 229-671-2905
Sheriff’s Office 229-671-2900
Narcotics/Special Operations 229-671-3160

The Jail Operations Division is commanded by Captain Jason Clifton. Captain Clifton has fourteen years of law enforcement experience beginning in 1996 at the Florida Department of Corrections before coming to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office in 1998. Captain Clifton has held the ranks of Sergeant (2003) and Staff Sergeant (2004) in Jail Operations before serving two years in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Clifton returned to the Jail Operations Division in 2007 as Lieutenant of Jail Operations administrations.

Captain Clifton manages the Lowndes County Jail Operations with over 100 Officers that supervise an average of 700 inmates per day.

The purpose of the Lowndes County Jail is to provide a clean, safe environment for persons being detained. To staff a secure facility with well-trained and responsible personnel who take custody of and deliver inmates to lawful courts and jurisdictions for the proper disposition of justice without interference; while protecting the human life and dignity of all parties.

JET Team (Jail Extraction Team)

The JET Team consists of personnel who have specialized training in conducting cell extraction within the facility. They conduct daily inspections of dormitories and conduct cell searches to ensure sanitary conditions and help control and remove any contraband within the facility. The JET Team conducts investigations of incidents that occur within the jail.