JAMESTOWN – Jamestown’s Mayor has appointed Timothy Jackson as the city’s next police chief.
Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced the news on Monday afternoon.
Jackson has been serving as acting chief following former Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings’s retirement in July.
The appointment will need to be confirmed by the Jamestown City Council at this month’s voting session.
“I am fortunate to be chosen to lead such a well-trained and hard-working group of individuals,” said Jackson in a statement. “It is my job to make sure they have the training, support, and resources, to serve the people of Jamestown.”
“I’m grateful to have worked for excellent supervisors during my career who served as role models. The previous Chiefs have made great strides to improve the department, and I plan on continuing what my predecessors started,” he furthered. “I look forward to continuing and improving engagement with the community and building relationships with community stakeholders. The police department will continue to be accountable to the public and continuously improve on ways to keep Jamestown safe.”
Jackson has served in the Jamestown Police Department since May 2000. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from State University of New York at Fredonia and his Masters of Administration of Justice from Mercyhurst University.
He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 2002 to 2008 and was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom from 2005-2006.
Jackson was on the SWAT Team from 2002 to 2015, acting as SWAT Team Commander from 2010 to 2015. He was also Adjunct Professor at Jamestown Community College.
He is a life-long resident of the City of Jamestown where he resides with his wife.