Northampton Sheriff’s Office duo recognized

Published 9:45 am Tuesday, November 7, 2017

JACKSON – Capt. Patrick Jacobs with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office who serves as the chief detective in the criminal investigations division completed his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration on Sept. 14 at Columbia Southern University.

Jacobs recently attended graduation at Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama on Oct. 27.

Lt. Jonathan Jenkins with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office who serves within the criminal investigations division has completed the criminal investigator program at Wilson Community College by completing a total of 388 hours of law enforcement criminal investigation training. He was awarded the criminal investigator specialist certificate on Sept. 22.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith commented that training is an essential asset in giving officers the required skills and knowledge needed to investigate crimes and is beneficial in enabling the officers to efficiently stay on top of crime.

“This agency will continue to send all officers to various training’s in the coming years as it is critical and essential with the constant technological changes,” Sheriff Smith stated. “This additional training for officers will help this agency better serve and protect the citizens of this county.

“I am so proud of Capt. Patrick Jacobs and Lt. Jonathan Jenkins on their achievements and awards they have received. I commend their efforts, diligence, and pursuit of advanced education,” Smith added.