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. 

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Jackson Police Department

Mission Statement

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.

About Us

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.

Core Values

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.

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