Mayor Lumumba’s Sixth Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order is still in effect for the City of Jackson. It is not rendered suspended or unenforceable by the Governor’s latest Executive Order – No. 1525.

U Visa Certifications

The City of Jackson strives to provide protection to all its residents, immigrant and non-immigrant alike. We work to provide a safe environment where victims feel comfortable reaching out to report criminal activity without fear of reprisal. To this end, we encourage the certification of U visa cases where victims have reported criminal activity and have cooperated or are willing to cooperate with the investigation and/or prosecution of the perpetrators.

To request a U visa certification from the appropriate agency, we ask that the following procedures be followed:

Jackson Police Department

The certifying official for the Jackson Police Department is Sergeant Roderick Holmes. Email a request for certification to rholmes@jacksonms.gov.

Include in your email the following information:

  • Case Number
  • Name of Victim
  • Aliases of Victim or alternative name spellings
  • A# of Victim (if applicable)
  • Optional: pre-filled I-918 Supplement B

Jackson City Attorney’s Office

The certifying official for the Jackson City Attorney’s Office is Attorney Tim Howard. Mail or drop-off a request for certification to: 455 E. Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201

Include in the request for certification the following documentation:

  • Letter explaining the criminal event, the persons involved, and the cooperation of the victim
  • Pre-filled I-918 Supplement B
  • All available documentation concerning the criminal activity
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of documents

Hinds County District Attorney’s Office

The certifying official for the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office is Attorney Jody Owens. Email a request for certification to jmcbride@co.hinds.ms.us

Include in your email the following information:

  • Case Number
  • Name of Victim
  • Aliases of Victim or alternative name spellings
  • Name of Accused (if known)=
  • A# of Victim (if applicable)
  • Optional: pre-filled I-918 Supplement B
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