Sheriff Tyree Jones

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Sheriff Jones served 20 consecutive years with the City of Jackson Police Department from police recruit, through the ranks to the position of Commander prior to his departure. During his tenure with JPD, he served in various divisions, including Patrol Operations, DEA Task Force, Robbery/Homicide Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Investigations Sergeant, Commander of Violent Crimes Division, Public Information Officer, and SWAT Logistics Officer. He also received numerous awards for excellent work and leadership exemplified.

Sheriff Jones graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in the spring of 1996 before going on to study at Tougaloo College and Belhaven University in Business Administration. He is currently studying Criminal Justice-Corrections at Jackson State University. He began his career in law enforcement at the age of 22, as an Honor Graduate of the 28th Recruit Class of the City of Jackson Police Academy.

Sheriff Jones is an esteemed member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Rho Chapter, Tougaloo College. He and his wife Monya are the proud parents of Chandler, Morgan, and Adyson, and reside in the City of Jackson, MS where they serve the community through various civic organizations, which include Sheriff Jones being a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Central MS Executive Board of Directors.

Sheriff Jones also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer on the Executive Board of the MS Sheriffs’ Association and was recently appointed as a Commissioner for the MS Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

Posted on February 6, 2024

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