TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Ronnie Partlow has been a part of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for more than 15 years.
Partlow said before he started, he didn’t think law enforcement was right for him.
“I tried it and in fact, I liked it from day one. I just thought, 'Well, this might be for me,'” he said.
Through the years, he’s worked his way up from sergeant to jail administrator. Partlow said thanks to the sheriff’s department, he found his true passion.
"It’s something about interacting with those inmates and making a difference in their lives. It gives me the opportunity to try and make a difference in their lives, and they have made one in mine,” he said.
Sheriff Jim Johnson said if you are interested in law enforcement, the department will help find a career that best suits you.
All you need is a high school diploma, GED, or a certificate of release from the military to join the department. You need to be at least 21 years old to start.
As for Partlow, he said even if you are skeptical about working there, you may be surprised.
You can fill out an application for the sheriff's department here.