Public Safety position helps fight crime across city lines - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Public Safety position helps fight crime across city lines

Crisler reports to Chief Administrative Officer Gus McCoy who in turn answers to the mayor.  Source: WLBT Crisler reports to Chief Administrative Officer Gus McCoy who in turn answers to the mayor. Source: WLBT
Crisler reports to Chief Administrative Officer Gus McCoy who in turn answers to the mayor.  Source: WLBT Crisler reports to Chief Administrative Officer Gus McCoy who in turn answers to the mayor. Source: WLBT
Upon taking office Mayor Tony Yarber had plans of fighting crime that are crossing city borders.  Source: WLBT Upon taking office Mayor Tony Yarber had plans of fighting crime that are crossing city borders. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Citizens spoke out Monday on crime during the Jackson Listening tour, meanwhile the mayor had solutions of his own, starting with administrative staff positions.

Upon taking office Mayor Tony Yarber had plans of fighting crime that are crossing city borders.

As resident after resident stood to offer their crime solution, Jackson's new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety watched and learned.

Former city councilman, Iraq war veteran and 21 year law officer Marshand Crisler heads the newly created public safety post.

He oversees the Police, Fire and Emergency Management Departments.

The 45 year old said his job is to ensure that the mayor's vision is carried out and is in line with those of the citizens.

"Please be assured that you have people that are on the job right now who are committed to making you safe, and what we'll say to the criminals is one word, beware," said Crisler.

The public safety head's first major crime fighting effort is the law enforcement collaboration between JPD and the Hinds County Sheriff's Department.

"I certainly think I'm equipped to have the proper dialogue with the chief of police, who is doing a fantastic job, and certainly the sheriff," said Crisler. "We're gonna put our collective minds together and our over 75 yeas of law enforcement experience."

The mayor said there was a need for the creation of the Deputy CAO positions for public works and public safety.

"It's about being able to articulate the vision," said Mayor Yarber. "Being able to insure that fidelity to implementation of the strategies and plans that are happening are seamless."

Crisler reports to Chief Administrative Officer Gus McCoy who in turn answers to the mayor.

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