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Jackson Police Command Staff

Joseph Wade, Chief of Police

Chief Joseph Wade is a native of Terry, MS, and now resides in the City of Jackson.  He is a highly motivated and energetic professional with a strong background and experience in law enforcement.  In 1995, Joseph Wade graduated from the 23rd recruit class.  Since then, he has obtained extensive leadership skills as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Interim Chief, and now Chief of Police.

Chief Wade’s resourceful and dedicated law enforcement profession extends to the Patrol Operations Division, Investigations Division, Standards and Training, Administration, and Chief’s office.  Highly decorated and accomplished, he is a two-time recipient of the Meritorious Service Award, a two-time recipient of the MS Department of Public Safety’s D.U.I. 100 Club, and many other commendations.   Being goal-oriented and driven, he has attained over 80 advanced Law Enforcement Training Certifications.

His prized career accomplishment is the implementation of the Youth Citizens’ Police Academy, Police Athletic League (PAL), and Explorers’ Program.  These youth programs service over 200 youth annually in the City of Jackson and have successfully impacted hundreds by using sports and mentoring as tools.

He graduated from Hinds Community College’s Criminal Justice Program, FBI Command College, and the DEA Commander’s Academy.  His civic and community affiliations include Prince Hall Freemason / Lynch Lodge #2 / Jackson, MS, and the CBTU/CARAT (Coalition of Black Trade Unionist/Community Action & Response against Toxins). Chief Wade is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, where he has spent the last two quarters on the President’s list.

Chief Joseph Wade’s objective is to use his police skills, education, and experience to forge working relationships with the community, reduce violent crimes and rebuild the ranks of the Jackson Police Department to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Jackson.

Executive Command Staff:

The Executive Command staff forms the core administration of the Jackson Police Department. The Chief of Police is the head of administration. He is responsible for managing and directing the overall operations of the department.  The Chief’s executive staff includes the Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief of Major Investigation, Deputy Chief of Administrative Support, Deputy Chief of Support Services and Deputy Chief of Patrol Operations.

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