Sheriff Tyree Jones comes to the office of Sheriff for Hinds County, Mississippi as a seasoned and experienced law enforcement administrator, with the knowledge and expertise to fulfill the obligations and responsibilities regarding the safety of Hinds County. Sheriff Jones graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in the spring of 1996 before going on to study at Tougaloo College and Belhaven University in Business Administration. He is currently studying Criminal Justice-Corrections at Jackson State University. He began his career in law enforcement as an Honor Graduate of the 28th Recruit Class of the City of Jackson Police Academy. Jones served 20 consecutive years with the City of Jackson Police Department from police recruit, through the ranks to the position of Commander before his departure. During his tenure with JPD, he served in various divisions, including Patrol Operations, DEA Task Force, Robbery/ Homicide Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Investigations Sergeant, Commander of Violent Crimes Division, Public Information Officer, and Swat Logistics Officer. He also received numerous awards for excellent work and leadership exemplified. In 2019, the late Sheriff Lee D. Vance appointed Jones to Captain of CID where he served until winning the special election in November 2021 following Vance’s death. At the age of 43, Jones was the youngest elected Sheriff in the history of Hinds County. Jones is an esteemed member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Rho Chapter, Tougaloo College. He and his wife Monya are the proud parents of Chandler, Morgan, and Adyson, and reside in the City of Jackson, MS where they serve the community through various civic organizations including Jones being a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Central MS Board of Directors. Sheriff Jones and his family are members of Cade Chapel MBC, Pastor Reginald Buckley.
His uninterrupted consistent service and dedication to the community through public service distinguishes his qualifications and prepared Sheriff Jones for the task of leading Hinds County as the highest-ranking law enforcement officer for the county. Jones's belief in being fair to the community as well as the rank and file of staff that has been assigned to him uniquely qualifies him for the job of Sheriff. Open, honest, and transparent with the public at all times, even during the most challenging
times, Sheriff Jones is committed to earning the trust of the citizens of Hinds County.
For the first time in the history of the HCSO, a State of MS Law Enforcement Accreditation has been achieved through the commission that’s responsible for monitoring law enforcement agencies for compliance with 140 standards during a two-year assessment. HCSO joins seven other Sheriff’s offices throughout the State of MS in this effort.
Sheriff Jones decided in the summer of 2022 to seek accreditation for the HCSO and hired an expert in accreditation management to achieve this goal. After “eight months” of monitoring and assessment, the process was completed, garnering the department a certificate of accreditation for four years.
A special thanks to Bob Morgan for the commission, the accreditation manager, and the staff that played a major role in achieving this goal. Achieving this accreditation strengthens confidence in the citizens of Hinds County and those serving with the HCSO. It also recognizes professional excellence in the law enforcement community through best practices, policies, and procedures.
The Friends of Tyree Jones for Sheriff Re-election campaign kickoff and meet/greet was a huge success. Thanks to those that hosted the event, the many supporters in attendance, and those that contributed to the campaign. Also, thanks to The Weekend for facilitating the event.
It was refreshing to witness the support for the vision I have for Hinds County. I was able to address those in attendance and share that vision while also sharing the many successes since my administration has been in office. Although we continue to face challenges on a daily basis, I’m committed and prepared to face those challenges. I look forward to continuing to connect with the citizens of Hinds County while on the campaign trail and garnering more support while continuing to gain the trust of the people through transparency and productivity.