Kimberly Jacobs Named Columbus’ First Female Police Chief

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Kimberly Jacobs, 54, is new Columbus Chief of Police. Her promotion was announced by Mayor Michael Coleman(Photo: Photo: Columbus Division of Police)
Kimberly Jacobs, 54, is new Columbus Chief of Police. Her promotion was announced by Mayor Michael Coleman(Photo: Photo: Columbus Division of Police)

As she stepped to the podium at city hall, newly appointed Columbus police chief Kimberly Jacobs said she’s ready to get to work.

Kimberly Jacobs, 54, is the 32nd Columbus police chief and the first woman to serve in the position. She joined the division in 1979 as a patrol officer on the west side. She served as a deputy chief for three years before she was selected Chief from a field of four candidates. Mayor Michael Coleman characterized Jacobs as an innovative who’s not afraid of change.

Jacobs most recently oversaw a controversial redistricting of police precincts. She vowed to work closely with officers and other personnel on the front lines.

Jacobs holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminology.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1085440555 Docile Jim Brady

    ” 54 year old Kimberly Jacobs … ”

    I do not consider age 54 “old” .

    Who labeled her “old” ?

    CPD ? Mayor Coleman ? Tom Borgerding ♦ 89.7 NPR News Managing Editor ?

  • GRuss

    Congratulations to Chief Kimberly Jacobs! She is an intelligent, thoughful, dedicated policewoman. I am proud of her for her accomplishments, and wish her well as she leads the the police force.