Alcorn County Government
Alcorn County is governed by a five-member board of supervisors elected from single-member districts for concurrent four-year terms. The board, which meets at least monthly, supports a wide variety of economic and community development activities to ensure a dynamic economic climate. Corinth is the county seat.
The county owns or participates in ownership of the:
- Corinth-Alcorn County Airport
- Northeast Mississippi Incubator, Corinth branch
- Magnolia Regional Health Center
- Alcorn County Courthouse
- Chancery Building
- Corinth Coliseum Civic Center
- Crossroads Arena
- Corinth Depot
- Crossroads Regional Park
Other key elected officials are the
Fire protection is provided by ten volunteer fire departments strategically located throughout the county.
Law enforcement services are under the leadership of the county sheriff, assisted by many full- and part-time officers.
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City of Corinth
Corinth is governed by a mayor and board of aldermen, all of whom are elected for four-year terms. The mayor oversees day-to-day operations of city government with the assistance of the city clerk. The board is highly proactive in ensuring that Corinth maintains a vibrant business community while providing an attractive living environment for its residents. About 40 percent of the county’s population lives in Corinth.
Fire protection is provided by a full-time city fire department serving 30.5 square miles and staffed by well-trained employees working at four fire stations. The fleet of trucks belonging to the Corinth Fire Department is state-of-the-art and includes ladder trucks, pumper trucks as well as a 1,500 gallon tanker. All new firefighters are trained at the Mississippi Fire Academy in Pearl, Mississippi.
The Corinth Police Department proudly staffs sworn, dedicated officers, including a Chief, a Deputy Chief, detectives, and four full shifts of patrolmen who operate under the command of a Captain, a Lieutenant, and a Sergeant on each shift. The Corinth Police Department also sponsors the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program. A sworn, uniformed officer teaches the program to local elementary students.
Northeast Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center
The Center was established in October 2009 as a cooperative venture between the: City of Corinth, Mississippi Police Department, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department, and Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC). The specific mission of the Center was to enhance professional skills of law enforcement, beyond basic training. Thereafter, Blue Mountain College, the Farmington Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee joined the endeavor. The Center has offered a wide range of professional in-service training courses to law enforcement and public safety agencies, unavailable elsewhere. Initially, agencies within the Tri-State Area (Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama) were the primary attendees on the Corinth campus of NEMCC, which is the primary host facility. Specialized training in the Chaplains Program was later offered at Blue Mountain College.
From 2009 through 2015, more complex investigative training became available through liaisons established with significant national level training organizations. As a result, officers from: Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio were added to the list of attendees. The Center’s geographic location has allowed it to become identified as an ideal centralized venue for this multi-state training effort.
Courses are offered across the full range of public safety specializations and are tailored to the varying needs of: police, fire, emergency management, rescue, and emergency medical personnel. All training provided through the Center has been made possible through existing no-cost sources to the Center, from a variety of federal and state programs, plus area interagency cooperative arrangements. In the spirit of mutual cooperation, between many separate agencies within the Criminal Justice System, training was thereafter shared with others at no-cost to agencies from all governmental levels: federal, state, county, city and military. As of November 13, 2015, the Center’s courses have reached 8,324 officers from 439 separate agencies, in 14 States. The Center has additionally served as a facility to host federal training offered through the U.S. Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee and other individual federal and state agencies directed toward areas of critical and immediate national interest.
Our nation daily faces constantly expanding and deadly challenges related to homeland security and ever evolving criminal threats, particularly in the cyber-crimes arena. These threats are occurring during a period of economic uncertainty which severely impacts agencies training budgets. In the final analysis, the Center’s enhanced capabilities and willingness to share available resources have enabled a multitude of agencies (extending from our local area throughout many other regions) to more effectively address their strategic mission of ensuring public safety. At the same time, the Northeast Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center has established a proven reputation for training excellence and firmly established its footprint in the law enforcement community on a national level.
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