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Police Department

Department 03 

Mission

     The mission of the Jonesboro Police Department is to maximize the quality of life of the citizens of the city we serve; To uphold the law fairly and firmly; to prevent crime; To address the problems of the citizens we serve; To pursue and bring justice to those who violate the law; To Keep peace of the city; To protect, help, and reassure all people in Jonesboro; To do All of this with integrity, common sense, and sound judgment.

     We will be compassionate, courteous, and patient. We will act without showing fear, favor, or prejudice to the rights of others. We will be professional, calm, and restrained in the face of violence and/or irrational behavior.

     We will strive to reduce the fears of the public and, in so far as we can, reflect its priorities in the actions we take. We will change and mold our department as necessary to maximize our service in meeting the needs of a growing city. We will respond to well founded criticism with a willing ness to change. We recognize that innovation may require adjustment and evaluation before reaching an optimum level of service.

 

Department Identification

The staff of the Police Department consists of the Chief of Police, law enforcement personnel, a criminal investigation detective, a code enforcement officer, school resource officer, probation officer, technology support specialist and clerical support personnel.  The Chief of Police is responsible for the supervision of the department and reports to the city manager.  

 

Primary Responsibilities/Programs 

        Enforce all federal, state and local laws and ordinances that fall under our jurisdiction

        Conducts investigations into criminal activity

        Promotes education and deterrence through the school resource officer

        Provides probation services within the City of Jonesboro

        Protect property values through code enforcement
 

 

1999

2000

2001

2002 (Budget)

2003 (Budget)

Department Staff

 

 

 

 

 

   Full-time

17

20

19

24

24

   Part-time

0

0

2

1

2

Expenditures

 

 

 

 

 

   Operating

$864,999

$982,403

$1,029,761

$1,084,936

$1,083,982

   Capital Outlay

$225,886

$236,349

$43,559

$173,050

$58,091.09