Police Department

The City of Pearl aims to make “Serve and Protect” more than just a catchphrase by putting an emphasis on integrity and honor, as well as training and technology.

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, including body cameras, radios, and in-car equipment.

Police Chief Nick McLendon was sworn in March 5, 2024. He started his career 20 years earlier as a reserve officer at Pearl Police Department before holding several assignments through his career at Pearl and Richland police departments including patrol, SWAT, K9 and Criminal Interdiction.

McLendon was named chief of Richland in early 2022, and joined Pearl just over two years later.

The Police Department is in place to keep the peace, protect the citizens of Pearl from those who would do them harm, and to enforce the law.

Police Department
Pearl, MS Police Department

Meet Pearl’s New K9 Officer: Enzo Sky!


Help stop crime wherever you live by submitting anonymous tips to Crimestoppers using the P3 Tips Mobile App on your Apple or Android device. It’s a free app in your store or you can go to: www.p3tips.com

Drive Sober 2021


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:

» Fire

» 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.

General Information 601-939-7000
Police Chief, Nick McLendon 601-932-3569
Municipal Court 601-932-3581
Accident Reports & Complaints 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 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. 

Click HERE for fillable application. 


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