Effective August 4, 2020: Citing the need for stronger action to flatten the curve of COVID-19, Mayor Lumumba has signed the Third Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order which orders bars to close for inside service. All bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns, and private clubs located in the City of Jackson shall close, except to the extent that such establishments ONLY provide take-out, pick up, delivery or drive-through services as allowed by law. Businesses found in violation will be shut down for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. Mayor Lumumba has also issued a Mayoral Curfew Order in the City of Jackson effective August 6th at 12 midnight - 5 am for the next five days. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

Deric Hearn, Deputy Chief






Deputy Chief of Major Investigations

JPD Command Staff

Deric Hearn, Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Deric Hearn is a native of Jackson, MS. He entered the ranks of the City of Jackson Police Department 17th Police Recruit Class on July 16, 1992. He attended Jackson State University from 1978 through 1980 in Marketing Management. He continued his education achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Billing and Coding at Virginia College in March of 2016.

Deputy Chief Hearn has served over 27 years with the Jackson Police Department working his way up through the Department through the tested ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant.  He served in different capacities within the Jackson Police Department to include the following: Patrol Officer, Detective (Auto Theft, Burglary, Forgery/Fraud, Homicide & Robbery, Internal Affairs, FBI Integrity Task Force), Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Precinct Commander. Deric Hearn currently serves as Deputy Chief of Major Investigations – to include: Accident Investigations, Auto Theft, Cease Fire, Crimes Against Persons, Crime Stoppers, Chaplaincy Program, Crime Analysis, Crime Scene Investigators, Forensic Crime Lab, Forgery & Fraud, Intelligence, Juvenile, Sex Crimes, Missing Person, Property Crimes, and Vice & Narcotics.

Deric Hearn has received numerous letters of appreciation from community residents. He was awarded Officer of the Month as a Patrol Officer and Investigator. He also received the Outstanding Criminal Investigation award from the Director of the FBI.

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