Mayor Sundquist Names Interim Acting Police Chief

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Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist has announced he is naming Jamestown Police Lieutenant Timothy Jackson as Interim Acting Police Chief. Lt. Jackson’s appointment as Acting Police Chief is subject to approval by Jamestown City Council. This appointment follows the pending retirement of current Police Chief Harry Snellings.

Lt. Jackson has served in the Jamestown Police Department since May 2000. He also is a Sheriff’s Academy professor and served our country in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 2002 to 2008. Jackson is a resident of the City of Jamestown.

Sundquist said, “I’m excited to appoint Lt. Jackson as Acting Police Chief as we continue our search to fill that position permanently. I’m fully confident in Lt. Jackson’s ability to lead the department through this time of transition.”

Lt. Jackson said, “I’m honored to receive this appointment by Mayor Sundquist. Anything I can do to help make this transition between Police Chiefs a smooth process is welcome, and I look forward to leading the Jamestown Police Department in its continued proud service to the community.”

Jamestown City Councilmembers will vote on the appointment for Acting Police Chief at the voting session scheduled for Monday, July 27, 2020.