Both the Jackson PBA and SOA this evening issued a verbal statement supporting the creation of a Public Safety Director.
The Jackson P.B.A. and the Jackson S.O.A. have always supported the position of Chief of Police,” said P.B.A. President Officer Jeff Henba and S.O.A. President Sergeant John Rodriguez. “A strong Police Department with strong leadership is essential for the safety of the residents of Jackson.”
They added, “Currently, in order to ensure the continued success and strength of the Jackson Police Department, the Jackson P.B.A and the Jackson S.O.A support the creation of the position of Public Safety Director. Having a Public Safety Director will lead to an increase in the safety of our residents and increase the efficiency of our department and would be welcomed by the men and women of our unions.”
Even if the Township decides to appoint a Director, the Police Chief would remain in place.