Noise Control Officer Incoming, Gun Violence Officers Promised


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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – The Jamestown Police Department is finally getting a noise control officer. However, the promised gun violence task force that was promised is still on hold. 

Jamestown Police Chief Tim Jackson told the Public Safety Committee that the new position will start Friday, May 26, on a 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. schedule.





Chief Jackson sees the officer in a more proactive situation, to selectively enforce the plethora of complaints the Police Department receives on a daily basis.

When the noise control position was approved, there was also a two man gun violence task force created. That however is not up and running yet.

“The gun violence officers, are they on,“ asked Public Safety Chair Brent Sheldon.





















“No,” replied Chief Jackson. “We have to wait until two of the new officers get trained. We’ve had quite a few that put in for it, quite a few officers, that’s vying to take those positions. So, we’ve still got to interview.”

“Still in the process of training new hires,” asked Sheldon.

“Yeah,” replied Jackson. “We’ve got a long ways to go.”      

When the gun task force is created, they will operate on a nightly schedule. The current JPD roster sits at 65 officers for the City of Jamestown.









 

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