Established in June 1973, The Pearl Police Department is the tenth-largest city police department in the state. All officers are equipped with today’s most modern equipment. The police are furnished body armor and require its usage. The department carries updated 9MM Semi-Automatic weapons.
All vehicles are furnished with traffic direction equipment, shotguns, and each has an MSWIN Primary Radio. Officers who live in the city have take-home units.
Appointed in 2018, the Department is led by Police Chief Dean Scott. 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 DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL
Chief, Assistant Chief and Operations Captain
Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant
Criminal Investiation Division Sergeant
6-7 Patrolmen per Shift
Criminal Investigations Secretary
Animal Control Officers
Deputy Court Clerks
Home Watch is a free service provided by the Pearl Police Department that helps protect residents unoccupied homes while they are away for an extended period of time.
The 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 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.
In an emergency, call 911 immediately.
An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:
» Crime, especially if in progress
» Car crash, especially if someone is injured
» 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.
Interested in joining the 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.
City of Pearl Police Department
2561 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, MS 39208