Pine Bluff Police Chief Brenda Davis-Jones has apparently been recommended as the campus police chief for a school district in Macon, Ga., according to the school’s website.
The Bibb County School District has a “New Administrators for the 2012-2013 School Year” page and lists the Pine Bluff police chief as one of the new administrators to “get to know.” The link for Davis-Jones lists her present position as Chief of Police, City of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and says she’s been recommended as “Campus Police Chief.”
“Chief Jones has over 26 years of experience in public safety in a variety of roles,” states the website. “She currently works as Chief of Police in Pine Bluff, Arkansas where her responsibilities include running the day-to-day operations for a department staffed with 183 employees.”
Before coming to Pine Bluff, Davis-Jones was head of public safety at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Ga.
The Bibb County School District’s website said the campus police chief position was advertised on the school district’s website starting May 2 and that 15 candidates applied. “The selection process included review of applications, screenings, and interviews with a panel of district personnel and public safety supervisors and officers,” the site stated.
The board committee meeting at which Davis-Jones was apparently recommended for the campus police chief position took place on July 19.
Chief Jones has been with the Pine Bluff Police Department since 2010. During her short stay, she has endured a number of administrative controversies that have led to no-confidence votes by both police department personnel and members of the City Council. She was hired by Mayor Carl Redus Jr., who has continued to support her.