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Jackson honored by SAR

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Wilson and Jackson. Wilson and Jackson.

The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored a longtime officer for his community policing efforts during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

“Deputy Chief Andy Jackson has been instrumental in the police department’s summer kids camp, National Night Out, Citizens Police Academy and Neighborhood Watch programs,” said Ken Wilson, who presented the SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal to Jackson. “He plans, coordinates speakers, schedules entertainment and vendors for the National Night Out event.”
Jackson developed the Citizens Police Academy program and organizes the watch programs, Wilson said. “Deputy Chief Jackson works many hours on each of the programs and embraces the challenges without any gripes or complaints.”
Jackson said following the presentation, “I’ve never been one that really expected to have awards or commendations or being singled out. I believe it’s a collective effort and all the credit and recognition goes to the whole department.”
Chief Chuck Hasty said today, “We nominated him because of his dedication to programs, community policing and how he cares about the community.”


From left, Baggett, Davis, Green and Grimes.

Meanwhile, Hasty honored four officers as Officer of the Quarter — Lieutenant Jeff Baggett, Investigator Jeff Davis, Officer Alex Green and Officer Hannah Grimes.
Baggett and Green led the department in drug seizures, DWI arrests and getting guns off the street, Hasty said.
Davis solved 70 car breaking and entering cases as well as a larceny at KapStone which led to arrests in multiple jurisdictions.
Grimes used law enforcement resources to help Wake County law enforcement solve a missing person case and is consistently in the top three to four for arrests similar to those for which Baggett and Davis were lauded.

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