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(662) 841-9040

Sheriff Jim H. Johnson is married and has two children. He and his family are members of First Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS. Sheriff Johnson began his law enforcement career at age 19. Throughout his career, he has learned the value of treating people with fairness, honesty and respect. Sheriff Johnson was elected in 2003 to his first term in office. Prior to being elected, he served in many capacities:

  • Sheriff-Jim-H-Johnson1982 – 1989 Verona Police Department
    • 1982 – 1984 Dispatcher
    • 1984 – 1987 Patrol Officer
    • 1987 – 1989 Patrol Supervisor
  • 1989 – 2001 Lee County Sheriff”s Department
    • 1989 – 1993 Patrol Deputy
    • 1993 – 1994 Patrol Supervisor
    • 1994 – 2001 Criminal Investigator
    • 2001 Interim Sheriff
  • 2002 – 2003 Office of the Attorney General
    • 2002 – 2003 Investigator
  • 2004 – Lee County Sheriff”s Department
    • Sheriff 2004 – present
    • 2005 Appointed by Gov. Barbour to serve on the Board of Minimum Standards

Voted Lee County Courier’s Man of the Year 2013
Voted Lee County Courier’s Officer of the Year – 9 years

To contact Sheriff Johnson or to set up a meeting, please call Kamisha McKinnon, Administrative Assistant. 662-680-5784