Police Department

“Partnership, Pride, and Progress…”

Your State Accredited Police Department, in the interest of providing a safe environment for all and to enhance quality of life in this community, pledges to serve and protect the life and property of the people of Picayune. Our goal is to prevent crime, to preserve public peace, and to uphold those guarantees set down in the Constitution of the United States of America, laws of the state of Mississippi and local ordinances of the City of Picayune. This mission grows from our vision of the relationship between the citizens of Picayune and the Picayune Police Department.

Divisions & Services

  • Citizens Academy
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Report A Crime
  • Loud Music Complaint
  • Investigations
  • Crime Mapping
  • Patrol
  • Support Services
  • Traffic Division
  • School Resource
  • TEEN-411
  • Citizens on Patrol
  • Community Policing


Joe Quave, Chief of Police 601-798-8653
601-798-7411 ext 1106
Asst. Chief of Police James Bolton, Director of Administrative Services 601-798-8653
601-798-7411 ext 1106
Captain Gary Wilton,
Logistics & Finance Director
601-798-7411 ext 1502
Jeana Ritchie, 
Executive Secretary
601-798-7411 ext 1106
Captain Theresa Milar,
Evidence Technician &
Community Policing
601-798-6828 ext 1501
Captain. Rhonda Poche-Johnson,
Criminal Investigations
Division Commander
601-798-0374 ext 1401

Records Section Fees for Services


Fee Service
$15.00 Accident Report
$15.00 Fingerprinting – Must supply own fingerprinting card. Fingerprint card must be signed at the time of fingerprinting in front of the records clerk. Fee $15 per card.
$15.00 Incident Report – Plus $1.00 per page for 5th and subsequent pages.
$20.00 Criminal Records Check (Background Check)
$15.00 Research of Records – $15.00 per hour with a minimum of (1) one hour, plus the $15 cost of the report. Fifth (5th) page and subsequent pages will be $1 for each page.
$10.00 Photograph Reproduction – $10.00 per photograph plus any processing cost.
$25.00 Video Tape Reproduction

Loud Music Complaint Form

If the loud music is being played now, please call the Picayune Police Department at (601) 798-7411

Please fill out the below form with the requested information if you wish to file a complaint against someone for a loud music violation. Your information is not recorded nor will your information be shared with anyone. It is important to furnish as much of the information as you can and then click the Submit Button. Thank you for your help!
Name (optional):
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Location of Violation:
Violator's Vehicle Description:
Tag #:
Tag State:
Other Vehicle Details:
Driver Description:
Other Details:

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