JAMESTOWN – Jamestown’s City Council has confirmed Timothy Jackson as the city’s next police chief.
Mayor Eddie Sundquist previously appointed Jackson to acting chief following former Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings’s retirement in July.
Sundquist announced earlier in the month Jackson as his full-time choice for the job.
On Monday night the council voted unanimously approving the appointment.
Following the vote, Jackson was sworn in.
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 and 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.