Jackson Named Interim Chief Of Jamestown Police

Lt. Timothy Jackson has been named interim chief of the Jamestown Police Department, Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced in a news release Tuesday evening.

The appointment is subject to the approval of the Jamestown City Council; a voting session is scheduled for Monday, July 27.

Jackson, a city resident, has served with the Jamestown Police Department since May 2000. He is a professor with the Sheriff’s Academy, and served with the U.S. Navy Reserve from 2002 to 2008.

“I’m excited to appoint Lt. Jackson as acting police chief as we continue our search to fill that position permanently,” Sundquist said. “I’m fully confident in Lt. Jackson’s ability to lead the department through this time of transition.”

In early June, Chief Harry Snellings announced he planned to retire following a 26-year career in law enforcement. The decision caught many on the city council by surprise.

“I’m honored to receive this appointment by Mayor Sundquist,” Jackson said. “Anything I can do to help make this transition between police chiefs a smooth process is welcome, and I look forward to leading the Jamestown Police Department in its continued proud service to the community.”


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