Welcome to the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department web page. Here you will find information about our office and descriptions of our duties, our office address, telephone numbers, and email address. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of service to you.

Sheriff Eric Clark

neshoba county ms sheriffNeshoba County Sheriff's Department
920 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: 601-656-1414
Fax: 601-650-3998

About Sheriff Eric Clark 

Sheriff Clark is married to Stacie (Ely) Clark and they have two children and one grandchild.  They reside in the Good Hope Community and attend Good Hope Baptist Church. 

Sheriff Clark began his law enforcement career in 1996 when Sheriff H.G. "Glen" Waddell hired him as a Deputy Sheriff for the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department.  He completed the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Training Academy and became a Mississippi certified law enforcement officer during this time.  He joined the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks as a Conservation Officer in 1999 and completed advanced training at the Wildlife Law Enforcement Training Academy.  Through the years he has attended various specialized training with various State and Federal agencies and also completed the Mississippi Certified Criminal Investigator Program. 

Sheriff Clark served in various capacities with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and rose to the rank of Law Enforcement Captain during his 20 year career.  He resigned from the Department in January 2019, as required by law, to run for the Office of Sheriff of Neshoba County.  He won the Republican Primary for Sheriff on August 6, 2019 and was elected as Sheriff in the General Election held on November 5, 2019.  He was re-elected in November 2023 and is serving his second term as Sheriff of Neshoba County.  

Duties and Responsibilities

The Sheriff is elected at-large and serves a four-year term. The Sheriff's law enforcement duties include keeping peace within the county, investigating crimes and enforcing the laws of the State and County. Administrative duties include serving as the county's jailer, submitting a budget of the operation of his office to the Board of Supervisors, maintaining and submitting required reports, and keeping a jail docket.

Citizen Crime Tips

Each individual of the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department takes great pride in being allowed to serve the citizens of Neshoba County.  
The drug problem in Neshoba County has been an ongoing fight for all branches of Law Enforcement.  Most of the time property crimes and even violent crimes are due to drugs.  The Neshoba County Sheriff's Department would like to hear from anyone who has information about any illegal activity taking place in Neshoba County.  Should you decide to send information about illegal activity, the information will be kept confidential.

Jail Administrator

Amanda Wilkerson
Neshoba County Law Enforcement Center
920 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Mississippi 39350
Phone: 601-656-1414
Fax: 601-650-3281

neshoba county ms law enforcement center

The Neshoba County Law Enforcement Center was opened in January 1995. It's construction was completed in less than seven (7) months at a cost to the citizens of Neshoba County of 1.8 million dollars. The building was one of the first to use factory-assembled detention facilities. This system is based on an innovative design of welded steel units that are factory-assembled and fully outfitted for detention cell, dormitories, day rooms, etc. The Neshoba County Law Enforcement Center contains over 15,000 square feet of space. It's design includes 52-bed maximum security beds, 12-beds for work crew members. The building also houses the administrative offices for the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department including the Sheriff, Investigators and Deputies.