Jones County Sheriff's Department conducts gang class

Jones County Sheriff's Department conducts gang class

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department. 

The Jones County Sheriff's Department is conducting a State Certified Basic Gang Investigation Class at the JCSD Training Center, the week of July 20th.  Over 200 representatives from various local, state, and federal agencies have met for a daily class on the basics of gang investigations.  Sgt. Tonya Madison, an investigator with the Jones County Sheriff's Department and President of MAGI (Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators) is the instructor.

According to Madison, "Don't be fooled, gangs are everywhere.  We have agencies attending this course from the largest of departments, to the much less populated areas. The information is so important for everyone."

Sheriff Alex Hodge says, "The Jones County Sheriff's Department stands on the motto, 'Where Teamwork Makes the Difference', this is not only teamwork from within our department, or even our county, but teamwork through out the State and Nation.  We could not be more proud that not only do agencies from all over the Southeast call upon Jones County Sheriff's Department for continuing education, but return time and time again."

Class attendees are receiving valuable information to take back to their departments and share.  Information regarding gang symbols, hidden meanings and new affiliations.

For any additional information as it comes available, feel free to contact Allyson Knotts at 601-428-3151.