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Chief of Brunswick Police, Kevin JonesChief Kevin Jones

Chief of Police

Chief Kevin Jones began his tenure with the Brunswick Police Department in December 18, 1995 as a patrol officer. After serving as a street officer for two years, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigative Division in November of 1997 to work as a detective. Jones was promoted to corporal in May of 1998 also became the department’s Hostage Negotiator that year. In 2000, Jones was promoted to sergeant and was transferred to the Administration Division where he served as the department’s Internal Affairs Officer. In 2002, he was appointed as the department’s Public Affairs Officer and in addition became responsible for overseeing the Citizens Observer Program (C.O.P). His position was moved from the Administrative Division to the Special Services Division in 2005 and where he also served as a supervisor. He became very active in the department’s marine patrol and also assisted the Patrol Division by temporarily acting as a lieutenant for street officers until the vacancy was filled.

After the retirement of the Special Services Division commander in 2007, Jones was called upon again to temporarily fill in another position, this time as that division’s commander. His promotion to Lieutenant occurred in 2008 and he continued to serve in the Special Services Division, overseeing the marine patrol, the Citizens Police Academy and other special units. He was also named Supervisor of the Year in 2008. He was promoted to captain in 2012 and became the Special Services Division’s permanent commander. Jones was named as the Support Services Division commander when some Special Services functions were combined with Support Services. Following the retirement of the previous chief, Jones was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Brunswick Police Department on March 12, 2015.

During his many years with the Brunswick Police Department, Chief Jones has served in various roles such as S.W.A.T. Team commander, marine patrol, and the honor guard. Chief Jones is a Georgia P.O.S.T. certified General Instructor and Firearms Instructor. Thanks to his interest in history, Chief Jones has been instrumental in ensuring that the final resting places of the department’s fallen officers are cared for and that they are remembered by the department and the community. Chief Jones has also had the distinct honor of receiving the “Act of Heroism” award presented by the Georgia Chiefs of Police Association in 2002. Throughout his career, Chief Jones has been the recipient of many letters of appreciation and commendation and has received two lifesaving awards. Chief Jones can often be found at community meetings and events as well as riding along with the bike patrol on a weekly basis.

Chief Jones is married to Amanda Jones and has one son. He enjoys fishing, camping, boating and traveling with his wife.

Sheryl Meermans

Sheryl Meermans

Assistant to the Chief of Police

Phone: 280-1210

 

The following positions report directly to the Chief of Police.

 

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Terminal Agency Coordinator

 

Phone: 280-1212
Our Terminal Agency Coordinator, Amanda Lee, is the point-of-contact for all Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) matters.  The TAC ensures that all employees adhere to GCIC and NCIC policies and procedures pertaining to Criminal Justice Information System network operations.

 

Paige Browning

Paige Browning

Crime Analysis

 

Phone: 280-6962

The Crime Analyst, Paige Browning, responsibilities include the collection, collation, and dissemination of information concerning crime patterns and trends from rough data.  The role of the analyst is to provide information to assist operations personnel (investigative, patrol and special operations) in the identification of specific and immediate crime problems.   The analyst uses a variety of highly specialized computer software programs including advanced GIS/crime mapping software to analyze data.

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