Adams County Sheriff’s Office gets top award from Crime Stoppers

Published 12:03 am Sunday, October 21, 2018


NATCHEZ — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a top bracket award from Crime Stoppers for the second straight year.

With the help of law enforcement officers, media and citizens, the Miss-Lou Crime Stoppers program offers anonymity and cash rewards to people who provide information that can lead to arrests and convictions against criminal offenders.

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Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said two deputies, Lt. Cal Green and Chasity Martin, traveled to the Crime Stoppers board meeting in Biloxi to receive the Top Supporting Law Enforcement Agency award Friday morning on behalf of the supporting staff and other officials in the sheriff’s office.

“We received the New Program of the Year award from the southwest Mississippi regional Crime Stoppers agency last year, and this year got Top Supporting Law Enforcement Agency statewide (this year),” Patten said. “That’s huge.”

Patten said the award is proof of the office’s success in striving to be the best they can be to serve the community.

“We are being progressive in our quest to be not only the top in the state but the top in the nation,” he said. “We want to be an example to all other agencies. That way our community can thrive.”