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

Beginning on April 21 the City of Jonesboro will be celebrating “Georgia Cities Week.” Come out and enjoy what’s great about our city!

Tonight Jonesboro Police Department offered a free firearm familiarization class. Those in attendance were explained the dynamics of a firearm and the responsibility of handling a firearm safely giving them a hands on approach in a safe atmosphere. Approximately 25 people attended. The class was presented by OIC Kendrick and Inv. Littlejohn whom are both firearm instructors for the department. We hope that each participant walked away with gaining a better sense of familiarization with their firearm. Thank you to the council members in attendance Mr. Alford Dixon, Mr. Larry Boak, and Mayor Day. Also a huge thanks to Inv. Littlejohn and OIC Kendrick for a job well done.

*******Reminder******* ***********FREE FIREARM SAFETY COURSE *********** The Jonesboro Police Department is hosting a Firearm Safety Class for citizen's tonight March 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM at 170 S. Main Street. This is a free class and open to the public. For those that would like to attend, bring your UNLOADED personal weapon. This course is designed to help you become familiar with your firearm. This course will be taught by numerous LEO firearm instructors. ******The more attendees, the more safety is spread throughout our community, so invite a friend and join us. Remember UNLOAD your weapon before attending this course. We hope to see you there.

On Tuesday March 20th Chief Allen and other Chiefs of Police from within Clayton County attended the 2018 Leadership Clayton panel discussion for Public Safety. All of the Chiefs were able to explain the various programs implemented by their agency to address current issues in the community. The participants were able to ask questions and get answers to important questions from members of the community. Leadership Clayton is an annual program sponsored by the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce. To help develop future leaders in Clayton County.

On 03/13/2018 at approximately 12:43 hours, OIC Kendrick attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver then decided not to pull over. OIC Kendrick advised that the driver was fleeing. After traveling out the city and back in Clayton County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy Kearns assisted with the chase being OIC Kendrick’s back up Officer. The pursuit traveled at excessive speeds where the fleeing vehicle did not regard the motoring public. After being given permission to conduct the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) OIC Kendrick did so resulting in the vehicle being incapacitated. After a short foot chase and being surrounded by law enforcement officers, a Clayton County Police was able to locate the subject where he was placed into custody. Inside the vehicle was methamphetamine, marijuana and scales which is used for distribution. The driver also threw a gun out while the pursuit was ongoing. The gun was recovered. Jonesboro Police Department thanks to all agencies involved.

Chief Allen, Lt. James, and Lt. Lumpkin visited Lee Street Elementary last night for the reading of different Dr. Seuss books. Students and faculty were excited to see our police officers in attendance. Chief Allen, Lt. James, and Lt. Lumpkin wanted to show our support. Also in attendance was Councilman Alfred Dixon whom was dressed in character as one of the many Dr. Seuss. Jonesboro Police Department’s Chief Allen, Lt. Lumpkin, and Lt. James were there for the press release in the background. Great job by the DEA and all those working behind the scenes.

Business of The Month Spotlight Chief Allen made a visit to Gibbs Auto Interiors and Accessories located at 8230 Tara Blvd in Jonesboro. Chief Allen spoke with Ted Wiggins about the services offered by the police department. Chief Allen stopped by to make sure the business is well protected and the needs of the community are being met. Please visit Ted at Gibbs Auto Interiors and Accessories for all your vehicle needs.

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Such a senseless loss of life today in our neighboring state, Florida. Prayers for all those impacted.

Jonesboro Police Department extends our thoughts and prayers to the Locust Grove Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

On 02/05/2018, Jonesboro Police Department welcomed the newest officers to our agency. Officers Sophal Vong, Brian Waters, and Jamal Hunter are currently in their field training stages and will hopefully be released soon. Please welcome these officers when you see them out and about preventing crime and enforcing traffic violations.

Business of The Month Spotlight Chief Allen made a visit to the Tanama Tanning Salon located at 253 N. Main Street in Jonesboro. Chief Allen spoke with the owner Tina Hughes about the services offered by the police department. Chief Allen stopped by to make sure her business is well protected and the needs of the community are being met. Please visit Tina at Tanama for all your tanning needs.

Today the City of Jonesboro activated it’s K-9 program. Officer Gerald is pictured with K-9 Kleo. Officer Gerald and Kleo are already out patrolling the streets of Jonesboro sniffing out crime!

On January 23, 2018 Jam Rock South unveiled a new menu. Many officers and representatives from the City of Jonesboro attended this unveiling. Pictured is Inv. Perry with the owner of Jam Rock South and the new menu. Stop by and grab you some jerk chicken. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine!!

Just a reminder: The Jonesboro Police Department is hosting a Town Hall meeting Monday January 29, 2018 at 6:00PM. This event will take place at 170 S. Main Street. We hope to see you all there.

Recently Chief Allen was selected as an Adjunct Instructor for The Georgia Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University. Chief Allen will join a select group of law enforcement instructors to teach in this highly competitive program offered through Columbus State University. The Law Enforcement Command College is a two year program of study for law enforcement executives in which they receive college credit for courses of study in various topics for professional development that enables them to receive a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University.

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.


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 🎄🎁!