Crosby Parker sworn in as district attorney
Family, friends, and colleagues gathered this afternoon to welcome the new top lawyer for the Second Circuit Court District.
The Second Circuit Court District has a new DA. Crosby Parker, an 11-year veteran of the District Attorney’s Office as an assistant DA and chief prosecutor, takes the helm after being appointed by Governor Tate Reeves. “The DA’s office is something I care so much about, and being able to serve the people of Harrison, Hancock, and Stone counties, it’s a dream come true.”
Parker replaces Joel Smith, who was recently elevated to a judgeship on the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Smith says Parker’s experience makes him a qualified fit for the role. Smith said, “I felt so confident in the fact that Crosby was ready, willing, and able to step in and be not just the DA, but make that office better than it ever has been.”
The new DA hopes to continue fostering productive relationships with law enforcement agencies in the three counties he serves. “I want to make sure that we use lawful methods to aggressively identify and prosecute those who commit felony crimes, and at the same time, safeguard the rights of all.”
Moving forward, Parker says his office will be in a constant state of improvement. “We need to constantly re-evaluate the ways that we do things, so that we can make sure we’re being the best that we can and we’re doing it the right way.”
As he begins his new journey, the husband and father of three says he’s happy to continue his career right here on the Coast. “It’s just incredible, the men and women that we have, and I wouldn’t want to be any other place.”