The Vicksburg Police Department has promoted Bobby Jones from sergeant to lieutenant.
Jones, a 22-year veteran with the VPD, has served the Vicksburg community proudly ever since joining the VPD in the year 2000.
In 2009, he received the Buckle-Up For Life Award, when he was among the top officers who wrote the most seat-belt citations in the state. He received the Top Cop Award in 2016 and 2018. Also in 2018, he received the Artel Moore Award.
Over the years, Jones has been seen as a community man who always focuses on the community.
Jones’ passion for youth sparked a friendship with Officer Walter Beamon. The two officers saw a need for a program to offer to Vicksburg’s youth to reduce evening crime involving minors, and let young people see officers in regular street clothes while playing basketball and other activities. The program also assists with homework, life skills and character building. After many conversations and guidance, the Vicksburg Streetball Program was born.
From VDN, we say congratulations on being promoted Lieutenant Bobby Jones.See a typo? Report it here.