The Jackson Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services to the 175,000 citizens of the capitol city of the State of Mississippi with honor and integrity.
The Jackson Police Department was founded in 1822. The Jackson Police Department being the largest municipality in the State of Mississippi, serves approximately 175,000 residential citizens encompassing 115 – 120 square miles within the city limits of Hinds County. The department has budgeted positions for 402 sworn officers, supported by approximately 170 professional staff.
The Jackson Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency that has embraced modern technology along with forming a strong partnership with our citizens and businesses to provide a safer community environment. We were re-accredited by the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MSLEAC) in June 2019. The department provides law enforcement services to the citizens of the capitol city of the State of Mississippi. The Jackson Police Department (JPD) appreciates your interest and hope you find the information on our website useful.
We invite all members of our community to assist us in building a stronger and safer city by becoming our partners and by communicating with us often. We are here to serve you and consider your comments to be valuable tools as we assess our progress in providing professional, courteous and effective service to our citizens and visitors to the City of Jackson, MS.
Preserve and Advance Democratic Values - We shall uphold this country’s democratic values as embodied in the Constitution and shall dedicate ourselves to the preservation of liberty and justice for all.
Improve the Quality of Community Life - We shall strive to improve the quality of community life through the provision of quality and equitable services.
Improve the Quality of Work Life - We shall strive to improve the working environment for the department’s employees by engaging in open and honest communication and demonstrating a genuine concern for one another.
Demonstrate Professionalism - We shall always engage in behavior that is beyond ethical reproach and reflects the integrity of police professionals.
Dedication - To the organization, each other, our families, and the citizens we serve, and having an unquestionable work ethic.
Amended Use of Force Policy
On Friday, June 19, 2020, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an executive order amending the Use of Force Policy for the Jackson Police Department. In addition to a number of measures taken to reimagine the City of Jackson's approach to public safety, JPD's amended Use of Force Policy is yet another step to honor the commitment this administration has made to building relationships amongst Jackson residents and police officers based on trust, integrity, and community partnership where abuse of power and misconduct have no place.