Jonesboro Police Department

  • Agency: Jonesboro Police Department
  • Address: 170 South Main Street, Jonesboro, 30236 GA
  • Chief: Franklin Allen (Chief of Police)
Phone: (770)478-7407
Fax: (678)-479-1827

Jonesboro Police Department is located at 170 South Main Street, Jonesboro, 30236 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Franklin Allen. The Jonesboro Police Department phone number is (770)478-7407.

Jonesboro Police Department News

We had a great turn out for the Martin Luther King Day Parade! Thanks to everyone who participated. ********************************** Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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During the holiday season the Jonesboro Police Department aggressively patrolled the businesses to protect the workers and shoppers from being victims of a criminal act. In appreciation for our services the Metro PCS purchased a dozen doughnuts and presented them to SSG James and Ofc. Spencer for keeping them safe. Thanks Metro PCS and their employees!

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT *** New Business*** Pictured below is Chief Allen with new business owner Charmayne Bradberry of Betty Nicole's Bistro Chicago style deli. She has just opened her new business in Jonesboro located at 1423 Stockbridge Road Suite 6. Chief Allen spent some time with Mrs. Bradberry discussing the poice services offered to her and the business. Mrs. Bradberry is very excited to have opened her business in Jonesboro. Please take time to stop by and enjoy a great Chicago style hot dog and many other items on the menu.

*******Subject was captured by Clayton County Fugitive Squad earlier today in Union City. The Jonesboro Police Department is currently assisting Lovejoy Police Department with the apprehension of a male whom fled from a stolen vehicle after crashing into a Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, in the area of Tara Blvd and Deputy Rick Daly Memorial Blvd. The subject is described as a hispanic male, wavy/shoulder length hair, wearing gray sweatpants and a black sweatshirt. There is a large law enforcement presence in the area. ****The subject is possibly armed and dangerous, if you see or hear anything suspicious, DO NOT MAKE CONTACT, NOTIFY 911 IMMEDIATELY!!

Ofc. Simmons and Sgt. Cato had the privilege of meeting two sweet little children who were deserving of some early Christmas joy. We wish you all a Safe and Merry Christmas 🎄🎁!

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Chief Allen made his monthly visit to one of the businesses located in Jonesboro. Chief Allen spent some time with Akram Leonard of Better Fit Alterations, Cleaning and Embroidery located tha 284 North Main St. in Jonesboro. Mrs. Leonard really apperciates the police and the service provided to her and a valued member of the community. See Mrs. Leonard for all of your alteration needs.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Chief Allen made his monthly visit to one of the businesses loacted in Jonesboro. Chief Allen spent some time with Akram Leonard of Better Fit Alterations, Cleaning and Embroidery located tha 284 North Main St. in Jonesboro. Mrs. Leonard really apperciates the police and the service provided to her and a valued member of the community. See Mrs. Leonard for all of your alteration needs.

Jonesboro Police Department Launches Holiday Initiative to Curb Violent Crimes! Effective December 8th thru December 31st the Jonesboro Police Department will be launching a Holiday initiative to combat violent crimes, robberies and break-ins. During the Holiday period the Jonesboro Police Department will deploy Officers in plainclothes and in unmarked cars to increase the patrols of high crimes areas and businesses. The Officers will increase the manpower on the street and target businesses during peak times that a robbery could occur. These extra Officers will be working in conjunction with the patrol shifts. Our purpose is to add extra manpower and maintain surveillance of businesses during the Holiday period. All businesses will be properly marked with a warning sign giving advanced notice that the business is under surveillance. Anyone who is approached by a plain clothed officer should obey the commands and instructions given by the officer. The plain clothed Officers will have proper identification and will display their identification upon request. During this Holiday period we encourage all of the Citizens and Community members to call 911 if they see something suspicious. If you see something that dosen't seem right, please call 911 so an Officer can look into the activity. The Jonesboro Police Department is making an extra effort to keep our community safe by working in conjunction with the businesses. We wish for everyone to have a safe and Happy Holiday Season. Chief Franklin Allen Jonesboro Police Department

Thanks to everyone who came out for the City of Jonesboro Christmas Parade and Tree lighting!

Happy Holidays from the Jonesboro Police Department.

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you all are safe.

‼️‼️‼️ATTENTION‼️‼️‼️ As the cold weather has approached we have noticed several citizens have had their vehicles stolen due to leaving them running. No matter if the doors are locked or unlocked DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE RUNNING AND UNATTENDED! We can not stress the importance of this matter. Please help us in reducing the number of auto thefts. We wish you all the best during the holidays, stay safe!

She is home safe! 🙏🏻

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Polk County Police Department and the family and friends of these officers....😢

Today, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office (Fugitive Unit)was able to locate and apprehended an armed robbery suspect wanted in connection with two armed robberies. The suspect, 19 year old Antjuan “Versace” Lewis, of Riverdale was arrested on two counts of Armed Robbery and two counts of Aggravated Assault of 2 separate taxi cab drivers in the month of September. This arrest came after Jonesboro Police, Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division worked together to investigate and solve this case. Lewis was turned over to face the wall at Georgia’s toughest para-military jail, the Clayton Sheriff’s Office. Our thanks goes our to Sheriff Victor Hill, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office (Fugitive Unit)and the fine men and women of the Jonesboro Police Department!

****PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***** Due to the approaching Hurricane Irma and the potential for hazardous conditions, which will significantly impact Clayton County on Monday the following announcement is being made. All Administrative offices for the City of Jonesboro and the Jonesboro Police Department will be CLOSED Monday September 11, 2017 and re-open Tuesday September 12th. This includes Administrative Offices for the Police Department, Probation and Courts. If you were scheduled for Court on Monday September 11th all cases have been re-scheduled for Monday November 6th.

****PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT**** This public safety announcement is being made ahead of the approaching hazardous weather conditions expected Monday September 11th between 8:00pm and 10:00pm. The remains of Hurricane Irma are expected to pass directly over our area on Monday. As of 09/08/17 the National Weather Service is expecting the storm to track directly within proximity of Jonesboro and Clayton County. At the present time, heavy rain along with sustained 30 to 40 mph winds with occasional gusts up to 70 mph are expected. The City of Jonesboro and the Jonesboro Police Department are issuing this advisory in order for our community to be better prepared. Please take the time this weekend and make the necessary preparations along with these suggestions. 1. Secure all loose objects that could be affected by high winds. 2. Stock up on water and basic supplies for your family. 3. Discuss an emergency evacuation plan with all family members. 4. Have prearranged bags packed with medications and supplies if you have to evacuate. 5. Make plans for an alternate location to seek safety. 6. Have a first aid kit along with flashlight and new batteries. 7. Remember to make arrangements for your pets as well. 8. Make sure your cellphone is charged. 9. Keep a list of all medications on your person. 10. Continually monitor all media outlets for updates. In the event of an emergency please call 911. If you do not have phone service come in person to the Jonesboro Police Department located at 170 South Main Street. If you or your family member have special needs such as medical devices that require electricity, medical problems, or elderly and live alone please call the Jonesboro Police Department at (770)-478-7407 and provide us with this information so that we will know where to check during the storm on the safety of your family member. Also, please refer to Ready Georgia for additional safety tips and preparation lists. The Jonesboro Police Department is now preparing in advance of the storm. We expect to have additional personnel on duty throughout the evening and into the late night on Monday so that we are equipped and able to respond to all emergency needs. Respectfully, Chief Franklin Allen Jonesboro Police Department.

******UPDATE****** Last night Sgt. Cato and Ofc. Simmons were successful in spotting and apprehending the 3 suspects wanted in connection with a series of entering autos. The trio was observed walking on S. Main Street by Sgt. Cato. Having watched the surveillance video multiple times, Sgt. Cato was able to recognize the suspects. Ofc. Simmons was called to assist Sgt. Cato and the suspects were apprehended without incident. One of the stolen firearms was recovered along with other miscellaneous items, which were also stolen. The suspects were ages 14, 15, and 17. Charges have been filed and a the case will be turned over for prosecution. Please continue to remove your valuables and keep your doors locked!

**Public Service Announcement ** On Saturday, August 12th - August 13th between the hours of 11:40pm and 4:00am there were several entering autos which occurred in the W. Mimosa- Scarlett Drive area of Jonesboro. Three suspects were caught on video surveillance. During this incident 2 firearms were stolen. We urge everyone to remove valuables from their vehicles and be sure their vehicles are secured. If you notice any suspicious activity or suspicious persons contact 911 immediately. Please contact the Jonesboro Police Department or Clayton County non-emergency if you recognize any of these suspects. ***DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONFRONT THESE SUSPECTS AS THEY ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ARMED AND DANGEROUS!