The police department has various special services available to citizens and businesses the department believes in Protecting by Serving, One service is an "Are You OK?" program where senior residents can sign up for a police dispatcher to call them to check on their well being. Also family members may bring a relative to the police department to sign up in the "Safe Return" program. Participants in the safe return program are given an identification card and information is maintained at the department so that if a participant loses their way or becomes separated from loved ones they can be found with the I.D. and returned home safely. Bank escorts are also available to all businesses in the city, the department offers many services if you are in need of assistance not listed contact the department and talk to Chief Riley about it's availability.
The City of Jackson Police Department is responsible for law enforcement and services to all citizens inside the corporate limits of Jackson twenty-four hours a day. Officers stand ready to respond with the most modern equipment to handle any situation or provide help with any service you might need.
The Police Department has a very effective K-9 unit. Utilizing the department's trained Belgian Malinois, Ric, Lieutenant Corey Biles has been very successful in illegal drug interdiction in Jackson and in helping other local agencies find illegal drugs. This is a very important part of the Jackson Police Department's spirit of cooperation between agencies. For more information about the K-9 unit contact Lt. Corey Biles or Chief Mike Riley at the department.
Chief Mike Riley
Chief Riley is responsible for the overall operation of the City's law enforcement agency consisting of the city jail, 13 sworn police officers, and 4 communications officers. He began his career on April 1, 1979 as a deputy for Butts County Sheriff Department. On March 1, 1993 he began his tenure as Chief of Police for the City of Jackson. Chief Riley is very active in the community and enjoys a longstanding relationship with the Butts County School System through the departments "Partners in Education" program.