Chief Al JonesAl Jones
Chief of Police

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Alexander Jones was appointed as Chief of Police for the City of Arlington, Texas in November 2020. He leads the 46th largest law enforcement agency in the country with almost 900 sworn officers and professional staff members with an annual budget of $109 million dollars.

Chief Jones began his policing career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1995 and quickly rose through the ranks to become the department's second highest-ranking officer. He previously served as the Colonel of Operations overseeing ten police precincts, patrol operations, Safe School Division, Youth and Community Service Section, and the Support Operations Division.

Chief Jones also served as the Bureau Chief of Community Relations, which included the Community Resource and Wellness Section and the Youth and Community Service Section. The focus of the bureau was on community relations and building trust with the communities of Baltimore County. He was instrumental in establishing many successful youth programs.

Chief Jones obtained a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Ashworth College and received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Hartford. He has extensive training in leadership development and modern police practices.

Chief Jones believes in the importance of community policing initiatives and bolstering trust with all segments of the population. He is a relational leader who takes the time to listen to community concerns to build stronger communities. Chief Jones is committed to equality under the law for all persons who live, work and play in Arlington.

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