Date(s) - 11/09/2017
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Retired Ferguson Chief of Police Tom Jackson
Police Chief Tom Jackson began his employment with the City of Ferguson on March 8, 2010. Prior to taking that position, Chief Jackson was a Captain with the St. Louis County Police Department, where he served for 31 years, the last 12 of those years as the Commander of the St. Louis County Drug Task Force. During his time with St. Louis County PD, Jackson served as a SWAT team operator and supervisor, airplane and helicopter instructor pilot, undercover detective and hostage negotiator. Prior to becoming a police officer Jackson worked as an EMT-Paramedic for the local EMS service.
Chief Jackson has received numerous awards, including the Medal of Valor, Meritorious Service Citations, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recognition for Outstanding Task Force Commander (2003) and Distinguished Service Award from the Director of ONDCP.
Chief Jackson has served on the boards of directors of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, The Northwest Chamber of Commerce, The St. Louis County Parks Commission and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Jackson received an Associate Degree in Applied Life Science from Saint Louis Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management from Tarkio College. He is a graduate of the 221st Session of the FBI National Academy.
Chief Jackson is the author of the best selling book “Policing Ferguson, Policing America”