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Jackson Named Jamestown Police Chief

Timothy Jackson has been tapped to become the next chief of the Jamestown Police Department. He is currently the interim chief following Harry Snellings retirement. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

The current interim chief of the Jamestown Police Department has been tapped to become its next leader.

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced Monday afternoon that he has chosen Timothy Jackson to be the next police chief. Jackson’s appointment as chief is subject to approval by the Jamestown City Council.

“Tim Jackson has shown through his decades of experience with JPD along with his leadership as Interim Police Chief these past four months that he is the best candidate to lead the Police Department forward as we look at ways to continue improving community engagement and policing,” Sundquist said in a news release Monday afternoon.

The city council is slated to vote on the appointment at a meeting Nov. 30. If approved, Jackson will officially replace Harry Snellings, who retired this year.

“The Jamestown Police Department has a highly qualified workforce of officers, detectives, supervisors, and support staff,” Jackson said. “I am fortunate to be chosen to lead such a well-trained and hard-working group of individuals. It is my job to make sure they have the training, support, and resources, to serve the people of Jamestown.”

“I’m grateful to have worked for excellent supervisors during my career who served as role models,” he added. “The previous chiefs have made great strides to improve the department, and I plan on continuing what my predecessors started. I look forward to continuing and improving engagement with the community and building relationships with community stakeholders. The police department will continue to be accountable to the public and continuously improve on ways to keep Jamestown safe.”

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