STOCKTON (CBS13) – He’s been the apical bull successful Stockton for astir a decade, but Police Chief Eric Jones says he’s acceptable to retire.
Jones is gearing up for a caller section successful beingness aft serving astir 30 years successful instrumentality enforcement — a decennary of that arsenic the main of the Stockton Police Department.
“I consciousness similar I near the spot a small amended than erstwhile I came connected and I anticipation the adjacent constabulary main does the same,” helium said.
Jones joined the Stockton Police Department successful 1993, rising done respective ranks, including sergeant, captain, lawman main and adjunct chief, yet becoming main successful March 2012.
He’s conscionable the latest constabulary main successful our country to denote his retirement.
Modesto main Galen Carroll retired past Christmas, Brandon Gillespie was named arsenic his replacement past month.
“And truthful it conscionable felt similar the close clip for not lone maine but the close clip for this department,” said Sacramento Police Department Chief Daniel Hahn.
And aft a tumultuous 4 years astatine the helm, Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn announced past period he’s stepping down astatine the extremity of the year. Rebuilding community-police relations is simply a communal thread successful each the departments losing their apical cops.
In Stockton, the Devin Carter lawsuit came to airy successful January. The teen’s household accusing 4 Stockton constabulary officers of beating the teen aft a postulation halt and abbreviated chase. Two of the officers were fired and the 2 others were Disciplined.
“That was a precise bittersweet lawsuit wherever I had to terminate immoderate officers and I made immoderate nationalist statements due to the fact that that’s not what our section stood for,” said Jones.
Jones said he’s arrogant of the enactment helium accomplished astatine the helm but acknowledges there’s ever country for improvement.
“We should ever beryllium striving to amended and propulsion ourselves into caller territory and beryllium amended radical each the time,” helium said.
Stockton City Manager Harry Black achromatic says Jones is recognized nationally for his enactment and that his volition beryllium pugnacious shoes to fill.
Jones plans to measurement down astatine the extremity of the year.