The DeSoto County Sheriff is elected at-large and serves a four-year term. The Sheriff is the highest ranking law enforcer in the county and has jurisdiction over the county.
Administrative duties include serving as the county's jailer and submitting a budget of his office to the Board of Supervisors.
Bill Rasco has lived in DeSoto County his entire life. He was raised in a family whose values and service for others in DeSoto County have been respected for the past three generations. His father, the late Harry Rasco, and his mother, Jean Rasco, taught him early in life the importance of hard work, doing what is right, and serving others. He graduated from Horn Lake High School and worked as a farmer and ran the family business. He deeply cares about the people who are making their living and raising their children here. He is into his second term of being DeSoto County Sheriff and loves his job. He and his wife, Pam, live in Hernando and are members of Longview Point Baptist Church. They have four children, four granddaughters, and one grandson.