Video: Chickasaw County Elects New Sheriff

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Chickasaw County, Miss. (WCBI) — After a long Election Day, the voters in Chickasaw County elected a new sheriff for the first time in 24 years.

Chief Deputy James “Jim” Meyers defeated challenger Lamon Griggs by receiving over 70% of the vote.

Meyers has served as Chief Deputy for 28 years, and served 2 different administration.

“I’ve kind of been the man sitting behind the man for several years…”, said Meyers “…[I] know what takes place and what needs to be done and I know some areas that need to be improved.”

Meyers will be replacing long time Sheriff Jimmy Simmons, who is retiring after 24 years of service.

Objectives that Meyers higlighted are drug and property crimes, as well as bringing the department and community closer together.

“There’s so many headlines now where people don’t have trust in police anymore…”, said Meyers, “…I’m going to do my best to coordinate that to where the public feels comfortable coming to the Sheriff’s office or talking to a deputy…”

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