New Columbia Assistance Police Chief Named

Michelle “Mickey” Jones
Assistant Chief of Police
September 23, 2012

A promotion ceremony was held Wednesday, September 26th at the Columbia Police
Department for our new Assistant Chief Michelle “Mickey” Jones that was promoted as
second in command of the department.
Mickey is a 23 year veteran of the department and began her career with the Police
Department as a dispatcher in 1989. Since then she has held the position police officer,
detective, Lieutenant of Investigations, Captain of Investigations, and her most recent
assignment of Captain of Patrol Division.
During her career, Mickey has received numerous awards to include: Officer of the
Year, the Frank Evans Leadership Award, and the Bailey Payton-Walter Griffin Law
Officer Achievement Award.
Mickey is a graduate of the Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy and the
Chief Executive Leadership Development Program, hosted by Tennessee Association
of Chiefs of Police.
Jones has a strong commitment to serving the Columbia Police Department and the
citizens of this community and there is no doubt that this promotion will strengthen the
Columbia Police Department and its overall mission of keeping Columbia S.A.F.E.,
Service, Accountability, Fellowship and Efficiency.
Mickey has a twenty-two year old daughter, Kendall. Jones is also a long time resident

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