The City of Jacksonville will soon have a new Police Chief in town as the current Chief will be retiring in less than four days. Police Chief Tommy Thompson has been serving his community for more than 30 years as he began interning for the Jacksonville Police Department at 21 years old. Upon completion of his internship, he was quickly hired as an officer before being promoted to sergeant.
Former Mayor John Nisbet appointed Thompson as Chief in 1988 where he served until he decided to retire earlier this year. While Jacksonville’s Mayor and City Council are currently looking for a new Chief to fill the position once vacant, Chief Thompson would like to encourage everyone to participate in the city’s Christmas Parade on November 29th as it will be his last parade he leads for the community.
Thompson’s last day serving the City of Jacksonville will be November 30th.