Major Ray Bates began his career with Jackson County Sheriff's Department in 1991 when he was hired as a deputy in the Patrol Division. In 2000 he has promoted to Captain in the Criminal Investigations Division until his 2009 transfer to the Adult Detention Center. He was promoted to Major of Corrections in early 2013. He served as Chief Deputy from January 2014 until January 2015. Major Bates is currently Major of Operations and Special Operation. Major Bates is a graduate of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Command College and also the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.
Michael WrightMajor, Director of Corrections