We have had several questions regarding the new School Resource Officers for the district and wanted to share updates with all potential applicants.

The Lincoln County School District Police Department will be registered with the state as its own department. We will continue to work with and partner with our local law enforcement agency.

*Beginning full-time salary $38,000 (increased based on experience)

*197 day contract paid over 12 months (This would allow you to work with another agency or job.)

*Sick and Personal days to use or can be "banked" for retirement.

*State benefits - Retirement, health insurance, etc.

*SROs will have ballgame duties but will NOT be required to attend ALL athletic events.

There is the possibility of having 2 part-time SROs cover a campus if we can maintain full-time coverage.

We will also be looking for part-time / substitute SRO's to assist in covering games and fill-in when the permanent SROs are absent.

Applications are online at the Lincoln County School District website.





The Lincoln County School District is hiring School Resource Officers (SRO) for our schools. Duties include safety planning, enforcement, and mentoring. Officers shall be screened for professionalism and their ability to interact with students. The SRO is not merely an armed security guard. 


  • PERS Retirement
  • State Health Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan Options
  • 197 Day Contract aligned with school calendar
  • Equipment provided


The Mississippi Department of Education requirements for an SRO are as follows:

  • At least 24 years old.
  • At least 3 years of full-time law enforcement experience prior to SRO assignment.
  • Completion of the MDE - SRO - Basic Course within two years of appointment OR the National Association of SRO (NASRO) Basic School Resource Officer Training plus eight hours of MDE state specific content training. 
  • Clear background check.
  • Clear drug test. 

*Completion of the Police Officer Basic Course (Reserve Basic is not acceptable).

If you are interested and meet the minimum requirements, please apply on the district website. If you have any questions, you may contact Mr. David Martin, Superintendent Lincoln County School District at 601-835-0011.