Jake Richards is your Chief of Police
Jake Richards was appointed Chief of Police effective October 01, 2020. Chief Richards graduated Port St. Joe High School in 1996. He went to Gulf Coast State College for Corrections and was previously employed with Gulf County Sheriff's Office and Leon County Sheriff's Office. While working in Leon County, Chief Richards attended Tallahassee Community College Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy for Law Enforcement.
Chief Richards moved back home to Port St. Joe after graduating college and worked for Gulf County Sheriff's Office where he served as a Deputy, Narcotics Investigator, K9 Deputy, Corporal and Sergeant. He began working for The City of Port St. Joe as an Investigator in 2008. Chief Richards has since been promoted to Sergeant in 2013, Lieutenant in 2020, and is now Chief of Police.
Jake Richards, Chief of Police - (850) 227-1414 option 3
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