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Covington County, MS Arrest Records

What are Covington County Arrest Statistics?

Covington County had 191 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2002 the arrest rate was 474.61 per 100.000 population which is by 59.8% lower than the National average of 1,180.54 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2002 arrests 54 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Issaquena and county Yalobusha it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 191Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 474.61Arrest rate in 2002 per 100.000 population
  • 54Violent crime arrests

Covington County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Covington is murder and non negligent manslaughter - 56 arrests followed by burglary - 12 and rape - 2 arrests.

  • 56Murder And Non Negligent Manslaughter
  • 12Burglary
  • 2Rape

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Covington County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 1,080.25 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 74.49% lower.

Covington County Crime Rate from 2001-2002

Covington County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of law enforcement agencies and in many forms. In most cases, Covington county police reports may be found from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can appear in person and request copies as county police records are available to the general public per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. These records may include Covington county police reports, Covington county bookings and even mugshots. These records are related to when someone is arrested, booked, and jailed. First, they are questioned, and basic information is taken while officers fills out the report. Then they takes mugshots of the suspect, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bail the fees. Some counties may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to visit in person and may need to have the following information for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the officer find the documents you need.

Covington county police records can provide a lot of information about a suspect. A good example of police record might be a traffic accident report. Some records are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can order copies of Covington county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about forms and the fees.

Covington County Mugshots

Covington County mugshots have been used since the 1800s, shortly after the invention of photography. Then in 1888, a French police officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Groups of these mugshots are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify criminals.

Covington county mugshots are the photographs taken of suspects upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Typically , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Covington county mugshots are filed with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify criminals guys.

Additionally , when a judge issues an Covington county arrest warrant for other purposes , and the person does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help find the suspect.

Mugshots are readily available online as they are public records. Information brokers portals offer mugshots with other types of public records such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also contain on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is computerized available and connected, any past incidents will show up as well.

Covington County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Covington county, Mississippi with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Covington County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MS0160000, it belongs to the East South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Covington County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Mississippi
  • City: Collins
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1107 Main St Collins
  • Phone Number: 601-765-8281
  • Fax: 601-765-5003
  • Website: http://www.covingtoncountyms.gov/

Police Departments in Covington County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Collins Police Department202 Arrington Dr(601) 765-6541

Covington County, MS Jail and Inmate Records

COVINGTON County has 5 jails with an average daily population of 3,888 inmates with a total of 5 jail population. When breaking down the COVINGTON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 60% with 3 female and 2 male inmates.

  • 5Jails
  • 5Prisoners
  • 41 %Jail Rate

How DoesCovington County Inmate Search Work?

Covington County inmate records are public records that anyone can review easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the availability of regarding Covington county inmate records which provide a lot of useful information about a person.

Covington County Booking

Covington county bookings are also helpful when looking for information on whether or not someone has been arrested. When a suspect is arrested, the officer fills out forms and then holds them in a jail , which essentially becomes their Covington county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, mugshots , physical details, their name, and address, arresting officer , the details of the crime, the location, and any vehicles that were involved. The general public has the right to review a copy of someone’s Covington county booking records without any type of permission .

Covington County Jail

  • Agency Name: Covington County MS Jail
  • State: MS
  • City: Collins
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1107 Main Street
  • Phone Number: 601-765-5001
  • Fax: 601-765-5003
  • Email: circuitclerk@choctawcountyms.com
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