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Batesville, Mississippi Information

The City of Batesville, Mississippi has a population of 7,463. The mayor as of 2018 is Jerry Autrey. The city can be found in Panola County.

Jerry Autrey
106 College St
Batesville, MS 38606

The crime index of Batesville, as reported by a 2016 statistic, was 269.8. There has been 55 registered sex offenders living in the city, with the residents-sex offender ratio at 135 to 1.

Batesville, Mississippi Police Station Information

A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Batesville, MS is shown in the table. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 50% higher than the average of crimes committed in Mississippi. It is also 65% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Batesville, MS shows a crime rate that is 42% higher than the Mississippi average. The crime rate is also 6% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Batesville, MS is shown to be 51% higher than the Mississippi average and 75% higher than the national average.

Facts about crime in Batesville, Mississippi:

  • The overall crime rate in Batesville is 65% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.44 daily crimes that occur in Batesville.
  • Batesville is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Batesville you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Batesville has decreased by 37%.

A Message from the Chief:

“Welcome to the Batesville Police Department website. The City of Batesville, Mississippi is home to almost 8,000 residents. The Batesville Police Department is a team of 44 sworn officers and 10 civilian employees who are dedicated to providing professional service as well as protection to our city. The success of the Batesville Police Department is due to both the strong commitment of our employees and to the support we receive from the entire community. We value the trust placed in us by the people that we serve and we are diligent in our efforts to uphold that trust. We continue to strive to identify new and innovative ways to address crime and quality of life concerns in Batesville.”



Often called the “backbone” of the Batesville Police Department, the Patrol Division is comprised of uniformed patrol officers who are responsible for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week patrol of the city. In addition to being a first responder to all criminal calls and traffic accidents, the members of the Patrol Division also face a variety of calls that include enforcing all city, state, and federal laws and crime prevention. The Patrol Division is dedicated to the protection of the safety and security of the City’s citizens and visitors.


The Detective Division of the Batesville Police Department is responsible for conducting all criminal investigations within the city limits of Batesville, the processing of crime scenes, and the collection and preservation of evidence for criminal prosecution. The detectives are required to testify in court and give accurate, detailed testimony relative to the results of criminal investigations. They must interview witnesses and interrogate suspects, prepare formal statements and arrest persons suspected of committing crimes based on probable cause or by warrant.


The Communications Division, often referred to as Dispatch, not only handles all radio traffic and all phone calls for the Batesville Police Department, but also dispatches for 1 full time fire department. Each dispatcher is a certified E-911 operator and NCIC operator.


The Batesville Police Department K-9 Division works with patrol shifts and assists in the normal day-to-day patrol operations. K-9’s assist in tracking suspects, evidence recovery, building searches, lost persons, vehicle sniffs for the presence of narcotics, and handler/officer protection.

Animal Control

The Animal Control Division of the Batesville Police Department is responsible for working with our citizens to help control dangerous, homeless, or abandoned animals. This includes the containment and care of any captured animals. Animal Control Officers also work closely with other organizations that are concerned with the welfare of these animals.

Special Operations

The primary function of the Special Operations Division of the Batesville Police Department is to vigorously investigate and prosecute drug traffickers within the City. The officers assigned to this division are also available to provide extra manpower when needed and to serve warrants.

Crime Prevention

The Crime Prevention Division of the Batesville Police Department is comprised of several nationally recognized programs including D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and Panola County Triad. Also included in this division are School Resource Officers who serve the students and teachers inside the schools of the Batesville area.

Batesville Police Department Address:

James E. “Jimmy” McCloud, Chief of Police
106 College St
Batesville, MS 38606
Phone: 662.563.5653
Fax: 662.563.6643

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Contact Information
Country: USA
Address 1: 106 College St
City: Batesville
State: Mississippi
Zip Code: 38606-2119
County: Panola County
Phone #: 662-563-5653
Fax #: 662-563-6643
Additional Information
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 7000
Number of Officers: 40

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Batesville, Mississippi

Dennis L. Darby, Sheriff
40 S Pocahontas St,
Sardis, MS 38666
Phone: 662-563-6230

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