Assistant Chief of Police Troy Rich
Assistant Police Chief Rich commands the Operations Division of the Thomasville Police Department, which is comprised of the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions. Asst. Chief Rich has been with TPD since 1990. He has gained experience by serving as a patrol officer, narcotics agent, bike team officer, Sergeant: Bike Team Commander, Lieutenant: Watch Commander, Captain: Criminal Investigations Commander. Asst. Chief Rich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Thomas University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University, 2002 graduate of the FBI National Academy: 210th Session, and a 2007 graduate of the Georgia Command College: Class 23.
A message from the Assistant Chief
I am responsible for leading the general operations of the department, which includes the Uniformed Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Division. Both divisions strive in accomplishing the department’s mission by improving the “quality of life” for the citizens living in and visiting our community, treating our citizens “fairly and equitable” as well as providing our citizens a “safe and tranquil” community. Chief Jackson’s message to the officers who serve in our agency is to build strong relationships and joint partnerships with our community so we all can be successful in reducing the likelihood of our citizens becoming victims of crimes. Chief Jackson believes if we accomplish our mission together, we can be successful in making our city one of the safest cities in America.
The commanders who lead the individual teams within each division have the privilege to lead brave and loyal officers who come to work everyday trying to make a positive impact in our community. They are the “backbone” of our organization and are the ones who “get the job done.” Our organization and citizens are very fortunate to have men and women who serve this great community because they truly care about making a difference.