Sheriff hires public relations spokesperson - - Jackson, MS

Sheriff hires public relations spokesperson

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jeffrey Scott has been hired as the new public relations spokesperson for the Hinds County Sheriff's Office.

Scott is the former spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department.

He left JPD in 2009 after 17 years to become deputy chief in Vicksburg.

That job lasted six months.

When asked why he left Vicksburg, Scott replied,"Vicksburg was not the place for me and my family."

McMillin explained why he hired Scott.

"Law enforcement has been his life up til now, and I had the opportunity to hire him.  And I took that opportunity before someone else did," said McMillin.

Scott's salary is unknown at this time.

A sheriff can pay his employees what he wants to if he stays in budget.

Some personnel are having to take furloughs to save money.

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