Tyrone Buckley, Deputy Chief
Deputy Chief Tyrone J. Buckley, M.P.A., Ph.D. Candidate is a 20 plus year veteran of the Jackson Police Department. A proud native of Sharon, MS, Deputy Chief Buckley joined the Jackson Police Department Sunday, January 21, 2001. Deputy Chief Buckley currently leads the Administration Division of the Jackson Police Department. This Division is the infrastructure of the Department, providing directorial and logistical support to all divisions within the Jackson Police Department. Furthermore, the Administration Division ensures the efficient performance of all departments within the organization.
In his current capacity, Deputy Chief Buckley is responsible for strategic planning, organizing resources, staffing, directing activities, and controlling activities that help with the Department’s success. He also acts as a liaison between the executive leadership of the department and all employees while providing training and motivation to the workforce. Additionally, Deputy Chief Buckley oversees numerous units and programs within the Jackson Police Department including Standards and Training, Licenses and Permits, JPD Personnel, Records Management, Animal Control, Court Bailiffs, Accreditation, Background, Warrants, Identification, Reserve, Community Relations, Public Safety Communications Center, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Law Enforcement Alliance For Peer Support (LEAPS), Chaplin Program (CP), Civil Disturbance Team (CDT), Citizens Police Academy, Youth Police Academy, Police Athletic League (PAL), Youth Summer Camps, Awards Board, and many other outreach activities.
Deputy Chief Buckley is a graduate of Velma Ware Jackson High School in Camden, MS. Upon graduation, he attended Alcorn State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He continued his post-secondary education at Belhaven University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Deputy Chief Buckley is currently completing his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Program Management at Jackson State University. Deputy Chief Buckley attended the FBI Command College at the University of Ole Miss. Deputy Chief Buckley is an Adjunct Professor with Belhaven University and a Certified instructor for the State of Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standard and Training. He is also an Active Shooter Instructor certified through Louisiana State University (LSU).
Deputy Chief Buckley has successfully navigated through the department’s rank structure to become a Deputy Chief over two of the four Divisions within the Jackson Police Department: Major Investigations and Administration Division. However, he has served in leadership positions in all four divisions: Patrol Operations, Major Investigations, Support Services, and Administration Division. Deputy Chief Buckley has served in many roles, including Patrolman, Field Training Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, and Deputy Chief.
Deputy Chief Buckley possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience and has received a host of accolades and awards both externally and internally. He is the recipient of Belhaven University’s 2016 Nehemiah Graduate Award, graduating at the top of his class with a perfect 4.0 GPA. In 2015, he was a member of the winning team in the Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl. Deputy Chief Buckley is a Member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and President of the Student Government Association’s Public Policy and Administration. He has participated in numerous community service ventures such as the Nate Ruffin Walk/Run, Salvation Army Pantry Donation, and Salvation Army’s Angel Tree to name a few. He is a dedicated leader with a passion for the community and a spirit of excellence in all his endeavors.