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The current police department & training building is located at 1400 Marshall Road

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The Police & Courts building at 1412 West Main Street was erected in 1964 and was expanded in 1978 and again in 1993. Prior to 1964 the police department was located at City Hall at 109 South Second street.

Station 1964Station 1994

The first police vehicle purchased by the City of Jacksonville was a 1956 Ford (shown here with Clarence Garner, Jacksonville's first Chief of Police).

Clarence Garner

The first city jail was at 408 East Center and is still standing today.

First City Jail First City Jail

Until 1956, Jacksonville had City Marshals (elected positions) for law enforcement.

  • Gregory Martinal (dates unknown) 
  • Bruce Huffman (dates unknown) 
  • Clarence Garner: 1946-1956
    *Clarence Garner was also the Night Marshall from 1944-1946

In 1956, Jacksonville created the position of Chief of Police. 

  • Clarence Garner: 1956-1958 
  • Olson Kennedy: 1958-1959 
  • Myron Traylor: 1959-1972 
  • Leonard Brickell: 1973-1975 
  • Tommy F. Robinson: 1975-1979 
  • John T. Shepherd: 1979-1982 
  • Franklin D. Neely: 1982-1991 
  • Don Tate: 1991-1994 
  • Larry R. Hibbs: 1994-2001 
  • N. Wayne Ruthven: 2002-2004 
  • Robert L. Baker: 2004-2008 
  • Gary L. Sipes: 2008-Present

Jacksonville Police Department Personnel:

 

The Department in 1965

1965 Personnel

The Department in 1977

1977 Personnel

The Department in 1984

1984 Personnel

The Department in 1993

1993 Personnel

The Department in 2002       

2002 Personnel

The Department in 2008

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Last updated: 8/12/2013 9:43:42 AM