Tim Wyatt, who has one of the longest tenures as a first responder in Jackson Parish, has announced his candidacy for the office of Police Chief for the Town of Jonesboro. Wyatt made the announcement during the Town of Jonesboro Board of Aldermen meeting held on Tuesday.
“I am formally announcing my candicacy for police chief in Jonesboro in an effort to continue my service to our community,” said Wyatt whose resume of local public service stretches over nearly three decades.
Born and raised in Jonesboro, Wyatt is a graduate of Jonesboro-Hodge High School. Soon after graduation he worked for his father at the family owned Firestone store that was located on Main Street in Jonesboro.
His career in public service started when he became an employee of the Jonesboro Fire Department a position he held for 12 years with the last four of those serving as fire chief. For four years Wyatt was a paramedic with the Jackson Parish Ambulance Service and also served as an officer and assistant chief for the Hodge Police Department. In 2008, Wyatt was sworn in as a deputy for the Jackson Parish Sheriffs Office where he continue to serve today as well as still being actively involved with Jonesboro Fire Department as a volunteer.
Official qualification for the November election begins on July 20th. A mulitude of local offices will be up for grabs in the town of Jonesboro including the Mayors seat, Police Chief and Board of Aldermen positions.
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