Police Department



Established in June 1973 with six officers, The Pearl Police Department is the tenth largest city police department in the state. All officers are equipped with todays most modern equipment. The police are furnished body armor and require its usage. The department carries updated Glock 40 Semi-Automatic sidearms.

All vehicles are furnished with traffic direction equipment and shotguns and each has a MSWIN Primary Radio. Officers that live in the city have take home units.

The Department is led by Police Chief Dean Scott. He was appointed Chief of Police in March of 2018. He supervises over 60 sworn officers and over 20 civilian employees. Chief Scott has built a reputation for working side by side with citizens, neighborhood leaders, and business owners to solve crime problems and improve our community.  Chief Scott has served the citizens of Pearl since 2017 where he served as an Assistant Chief.

His leadership and commitment to the City of Pearl is the driving force to reduce crime in the City of Pearl.

Police Dept. Personnel:
  • Chief, 1 Asst. Chief and 1 Operations Lieutenant
  • 1 Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant
  • 1 Criminal Investigation Division Sergeant
  • 1 Narcotics Lieutenant
  • 4 Patrol Lieutenants
  • 4 Patrol Sergeants
  • 6-7 Patrolmen per shift
  • 3 Narcotics Investigators
  • 3 Warrants Officers
  • 5 Criminal Investigators
  • 1 Criminal Investigations Secretary
  • 1 Criminal Interdiction Officer & K-9
  • 2 Animal Control Officers
  • 1 Training Sergeant
  • 1 Traffic Officer
  • 1 Communications Supervisor
  • 11 Communications Officers
  •  1 Court Clerk
  •  5 Deputy Court Clerks
  • 1 Administrative Secretary



Home Watch is a service provided by the Pearl Police Department that helps protect Pearl residents unoccupied homes while they are away for an extended period of time. Police Officers will inspect homes periodically to help ensure their security. Click here To enroll by completing the following request form.  (This request can only be made by the homeowner.) 




Fraud/Violation Reporting

The City of Pearl encourages City employees, contractors, citizens and other interested parties to report fraud, waste and abuse affecting City resources. You may remain anonymous. Please call 601-939-7000.

What to Report

  •   Theft of City resources (e.g., cash, equipment, supplies or materials)
  •   Record falsification
  •   Payroll fraud or time abuse
  •   Kickbacks or bribes
  •   Intentional misuse of City equipment or property
  •   Contractor fraud
  •   Gross mismanagement of resources, including careless expenditures
  •   Gross disregard of policy and procedural controls

Complaint Evaluation

The Police Department will conduct a thorough analysis of each complaint. In order to protect the confidential reporting process, updates of actions will not be provided.

Animal Control

The City of Pearl Police Department aims to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people through various services provided by the Animal Services Division.  The Division often rescues abused animals and conducts investigations of animal abuse claims and animal attack incidents by gathering evidence, and interviewing animal owners and witnesses. 

An animal may be considered dangerous if it has attacked a person or another animal. An animal Control Officer will go out and investigate to determine if the animal is dangerous. If found dangerous, the animal may be impounded for further observation.

To report abuse or dangerous animals please contact Animal Services at: 601-939-7000.

Victim Advocacy

The Pearl Police Department's Crime Victim Advocacy Program is designed to assist victims of crime with support through the justice system as well as provide victims with community resources and assistance.

Below are some helpful Victim Advococy links:


City of Pearl
Police Department
2561 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, MS 39208

In an emergency, call 911 immediately from any wired or wireless phone.

An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:

  • A fire
  • A crime, especially if in progress
  • A car crash, especially if someone is injured
  • A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention

Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.

General Information: 601-939-7000
Police Chief: 601-932-3569
Municipal Court: 601-932-3581
Accident Reports & Complaints Clerk: 601-932-3579
Juvenile Division: 601-932-3572
Operations Captain: 601-932-3584
Criminal Investigation Division: 601-932-3578
Animal Control: 601-939-7000

Interested in joining Pearl Police Department? 

Pearl Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer/ Police Recruit. Requirements: Shall be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. Applicants shall have NO previous convictions for felony crimes or crimes of domestic violence. Applicants shall agree to participate in an extensive selection process that includes: Physical Fitness Test, Extensive Background Investigation, Drug Screen and Psychological Examination. Applicants must possess a valid Mississippi Driver License. 

Duties for this position include, but are not limited to: perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; Control traffic and enforce State and Local traffic regulations; Perform investigative work; Participate in and provide support and assistance to special crime prevention and enforcement programs as assigned; Provide courteous, efficient and responsive service to city residents and the general public; Perform other duties as assigned; Applicants are required to complete the State Minimum Standards of Training Academy. 

If you are interested, applications can be picked up at 2561 Old Brandon Road Pearl, MS 39208.