• Kemper County Sheriff's Office
  • Kemper County Sheriff's Office
  • Kemper County Sheriff's Office
  • Kemper County Sheriff's Office
 
Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
JAMES MOORE  ( read )
Phone:
EMERGENCY: 911
24 Hours:
601-743-2255
Crime Tips:
855-485-TIPS
Address:
330 Stennis Industrial Park Rd
Dekalb, MS 39328
Administrative Office:
Phone: 601-743-4880
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Kemper County, Mississippi

Kemper County received its name from Colonel Reuben Kemper (1770-1827), a native of Virginia. Kemper County was one of the sixteen counties formed in 1833 from the territory acquired from the Choctaws by the treaty of Dancing Rabbit, and the act of December 23, 1833, thus defined its boundaries.

The mostly rural county is made up of people who are proud and have a strong work ethic, a friendly disposition and a caring heart.

Kemper County has a total area of 767 square miles and includes the two major towns of Kemper; Dekalb, the county seat, and Scooba, along with several smaller communities scattered throughout the county. The mostly rural county is made up of people who are proud and have a strong work ethic, a friendly disposition and a caring heart. Kemper County is a great place to live and raise a family. The educational system is made up of East and West Kemper Elementary, Kemper County High, John C. Stennis Vocational Complex, Kemper Academy and East Mississippi Community College.

We must constantly be cognizant of our future expectations. We must work together, plan and strive for excellence realizing that the daily decisions that are made will reflect on the future of all of us.

-Sheriff Moore