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Welcome to the Jacksonville Police Department in Alabama. The purpose of this website is to give you an insight into the many interesting aspects of the Jacksonville Police Department and law enforcement activities. We hope with this site can inform and educate both the law enforcement community and general public in a number of areas. If you have any ideas, suggestion or comments to improve this site, please forward them to the Office of the Chief of Police.
Serving The Community –
The reality of modern police work differs in many respects from the traditional ideas of simply keeping the peace, protecting life and property, and dealing with crime and criminals. These aspects are still essential and are still a vital part of overall police activities, but the total concept of police work is far wider. Perhaps the police role today can be described most aptly as “COMMUNITY ORIENTED”.
Jacksonville, Alabama –
Almost centrally located on the North-South Transportation artery of the county, State Highway 21, Jacksonville is well known as home of Jacksonville State University. Jacksonville is second to none in its reputation for being a good place to live. Jacksonville has the relaxed atmosphere of a traditional southern town, with easy access to several metropolitan areas; Anniston, Al…Gadsden, Al… Birmingham, Al… Chattooga, TN… and Atlanta, GA.
The Department –
The department’s total compliment of 37 personnel serves a current population of 12,548 plus, in its city limits and police jurisdiction which covers just under 80 square miles. The community is enhanced with highly technical and professional people. It is with these facts in mind that the selection of police officers for the City of Jacksonville entails a process of choosing only the very best qualified people for employment.
Contact Information –
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265
FAX (256) 435-1075
ORI / AL0110200
Chief T. L. Thompson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst Chief B. Wineman – email@example.com