A commentor noted in the previous State Fair post that the City of Jackson will not be providing any security for the Mississippi State Fair this year. This is a source of concern for many typical fair-goers. Because safety and crime prevention are important, I researched it a bit and found the below articles concerning the City of Jackson PD's decision.
Clarion Ledger article. This article reminds its readers that the Hinds County Sheriff's Department will still provide security within the Fairgrounds. JPD usually assists with traffic and safety outside of the fairgrounds.
WJTV article, wherein State Fair Commission Executive Director recognizes that safety is the utmost priority, and alternatives to JPD, including private security, are being reviewed.