As winter comes to a close and we welcome spring, we at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department remember that spring is a great time in our community – baseball season begins, spring break is approaching, and graduation draws near for our students. We look forward to celebrating these good times in our County.

We want to remind you that with the warmer weather, children may be playing near our county roads. Please take extra caution and slow down when driving through residential neighborhoods. And remember, children learn by watching us. If you’re traveling with a child, please model good driving habits, including:

  • Wear your seat belts.
  • Obey speed limits.
  • Teach them why it’s important to slow near schools and neighborhoods.
  • Don’t text while driving.
  • Make sure children are in the correct car seat.

For many more driving safety tips, please visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration at:

Thank you for keeping our roads and our citizens safe.


Sheriff Mike Carothers and Staff