By John Sharp
David Jackson, a 27-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department and a graduate of the FBI National Police Academy was named last month as the new commander of the South Patrol Division and has already attended several community meetings to develop relationships with area residents, such as the April 10 South Kansas City Alliance meeting where he spoke.
Jackson has held a variety of assignments in the Department including serving in its detention and patrol units and on its tactical response team. He recently served in its media and narcotics & vice units and most recently as commander of the Traffic Division.
A graduate of Raytown High School, he holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Park University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas Grantham School of Business.
Jackson replaces Major James Buck who has been assigned as commander of the Department’s Special Investigations Division.
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