From the Chief of Police to You

Stockton Chief of Police Eric Jones

As a Stockton resident, I care about our City. I believe a police department can only be as good as the partnerships it creates with its community. Together, through information sharing and crime-fighting strategies, we share the responsibility of improving our quality of life. 
I believe the Stockton Police Department is an outstanding organization, comprised of the finest employees and dedicated volunteers who all share the same vision of combating crime. Our staff and volunteers continually demonstrate their personal commitment to providing a professional, effective and community-oriented law enforcement agency.  I invite you to contact me through this website and share your thoughts. 

Together, we will continue making our city a wonderful place to live and visit.



Eric Jones
Chief of Police


About Chief Eric Jones

Career: Chief of Police Eric Jones began his career with the Stockton Police Department in 1993, as a Police Officer

and then Field Training Officer and Departmental Instructor. 

He promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1999, Lieutenant in 2003, and then Captain in 2005. 

He was later appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief in 2008 and then Assistant Chief in 2011. 

On March 1, 2012, he was appointed the 49th Police Chief for the Stockton Police Department. 


Education: Chief Jones holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from National University, and a graduate of the Leadership Stockton Class of 2006.


Personal:  Chief Jones is a San Joaquin County native, a Stockton resident, and involved in the local community.