Administrative Support Division
Deputy Chief Lindsey Horton
The Administrative Support Division functions as the infrastructure of the organization. The various units in the Administrative Support Division are dedicated to providing quality assistance to Enforcement Operations, enabling them to perform their mission in an effective, efficient, and professional manner. This division places high emphasis on, not just the type of services rendered, but on how the services are delivered. Administrative Support consists of the following units and services:
Adult Holding and Processing Facility
Supervisor Marquette Allen
This facility furnishes secure detention for adults who have violated the laws of society and presented a threat to the community, subject to the determination of the courts. This unit is also an integral part of the Criminal Justice system.
Officer Chaney Nettles
Court Bailiffs ensure a safe, efficient courtroom environment for city judges and citizens while maintaining order and enforcing courtroom etiquette.
Evidence and Recovered Property Unit
Supervisor Mark Smith
The purpose of this Unit is to ensure all evidence and recovered property is maintained effectively. The Evidence and Recovered Property Unit of the Jackson Police Department inventories and warehouses recovered property and evidence, including bicycles, television, computers, weapons, etc.
Forensic Crime Lab
Ms. Jacqueline Gardner
The Forensic Crime Laboratory provides scientific testing and analysis on evidence submitted by law enforcement officers to determine its value to criminal investigations.
Ms. Bondine Andrews
Sergeant Lester Schommer
The Impound Lot Unit supports the Jackson Police Department by serving as a clearinghouse for all vehicles impounded by the Department through its enforcement efforts. It facilitates in the expeditious return of vehicles to victims of crime. The Impound Lot efficiently receives, secures, and releases vehicles impounded as evidence resulting from an arrest or abandonment and sells those vehicles at public auction that remain unclaimed after 90 days in compliance with Mississippi state statutes.
The Identification Unit provides the highest quality of services to this department and other law enforcement agencies in the recognition, analysis, and interpretation of latent prints. The unit is equipped with an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and an applicant live scan system that aids in daily analysis of finger and latent print identification. The unit is also responsible for performing criminal background checks for citizens and other law enforcement agencies and fingerprinting the public. The fee for non-law enforcement background requests is $25, and fingerprints are $15 per card. Please direct questions to 601-960-1325.
License and Permit Unit
Officer Charles Banks
The License and Permit Unit is responsible for issuing permits and licenses to adult entertainment business owners and employees, taxi drivers, beer selling providers, and bail bonding companies. It is our ultimate goal to continue providing professional and courteous services to all clientele.
This Unit is also responsible for:
Maintaining financial records on all entities for which it collects fees.
Enforcing the city ordinances for all service providers and entities that we service.
Making routine inspections on all qualifying entities for the purpose of License and Permits Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Assisting businesses and clients with interpretation of city ordinances and maintenance procedures.
Providing the Vice Unit vital information in order to conduct special operations.
Neighborhood Enhancement Unit
Officer Vonzell Dallis
At the start, this Unit was established with a labor force made up of defendants ordered by the Municipal Court to perform community service. The defendants clean up materials that create unsafe, unsightly, and unsanitary conditions. In addition to cleaning and beautifying the City, the officers assigned to this Unit enforce the laws and ordinances regarding illegal dumping and littering. This Unit provides assistance and resources that enrich and enhance the environmental characteristics of the City of Jackson.
Officer Charles Banks
The Operations Center is a public service tool used to provide additional information to the City of Jackson's first responders in reference to public safety hazards or situations.
Records Management Section
Ms. Sharon Gray
The Records Management Section is responsible for the paper flow of the Department. All offense reports, supplementary reports, crime lab reports, impounded vehicle reports, accident reports, expunged records, and executed warrants are received and housed in the Records Section. The Records Section also provides services to Jackson Public Schools, the Federal Probation Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, citizens, attorneys, and insurance companies. The Records Unit is responsible for completing subpoena and open records requests and releasing impounded vehicles. The Records Management Section is comprised of four (4) units.
1. Records Unit
2. Crime Analysis
3. Data Entry
Special Threat Units
BOMB Squad - EOD, Detective Deon Taylor
SWAT, Sgt. Richard McGahey
Vehicle Management Unit
Sgt. Lester Schommer
Vehicle Management oversees the purchasing, receiving, maintaining, and organizing of the entire fleet of vehicles and equipment. The Jackson Police Department is responsible for public safety and for the safety of our officers who are responding to you.