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Command Staff

William Jackson

Interim Chief of police


Chief William R. Jackson is a 28-year veteran of the Mobile Police Department. He began his career as a police cadet in September 1995 and has progressed his way through the ranks. Chief Jackson has served as the assistant police chief and at the rank of major, commanding the Field Operations Division as well as the Investigative Operations Division. Throughout his career, Chief Jackson has supervised in areas of patrol, criminal investigations, traffic safety, narcotics & vice, and for several years worked as a task force officer on the DEA Drug Task Force.  
Growing up in Chickasaw, Ala., he attended C.F. Vigor High School. Following his dreams and in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Mobile Police Department not long after graduating high school and began his service to the city. Chief Jackson went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Faulkner University. He is married to Ashley, and is an extremely proud father of three daughters and one step-daughter.  
Chief Jackson has been the recipient of the Wounded in Service award, multiple Chief’s Unit awards and received the Officer of the Month award following his very first month as a solo police officer in 1997. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI – Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and has previously served as a board member for the Mobile Police & Fire Pension Board. 


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field operations west division

Major phillip mccrary

Precinct Two, Precinct Four, Homeland Security, Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT), and Traffic Safety Unit

Field Operations East Division


Precinct One, Precinct Three, Central Precinct, and Mounted Unit

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Investigative Operations Division


Robbery Unit, Homicide Unit, Special Victims Unit, Identification Unit, Narcotics/Vice Unit, and Financial Crimes Unit

administrative support services division

Major William reed

Training Unit, Communications Unit, Records Unit, Community Services Unit, and Planning Unit

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