The Sheriff and deputies are required to perform many jobs in the county. We must investigate crimes, serve civil process papers, transport prisoners to the Missouri Department of Corrections, transport persons for mental evaluations as ordered by the Court, provide security for our three courts (Division 1, 2 and 3). We also must register and track sex offenders and other felons residing in Pemiscot County, conduct investigations on applicants wanting to purchase handguns, and on persons applying for concealed weapons permits. Our job also consists of operating the 128-bed detention center, and providing transportation for both medical treatment and court appearances for inmates. In addition to these tasks, the Communications Division provides all dispatch operations for every law enforcement agency in the County and all 911 calls are answered at the Sheriffs Office, where we then dispatch fire departments and ambulance services.