The Mobile Police Department has named their Officer of Month for October 2015, and Joshua Jones — a three-year member of the department — will have the honor.
Jones, who works on the Criminal Apprehension Team in Precinct 2, was given the award for providing outstanding service to the city of Mobile, according to a recent press release.“His dedication to ‘protect and serve’ is noted from his efforts to prevent criminal activity,” the release reads. “Jones is also recognized for locating a female suspect wanted by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office for identity theft and by the Jackson Police Department for pawning a stolen gun from an auto burglary.”
During that same arrest, Jones was able to stop a case of human trafficking after it was discovered the suspect, Kimberly Thompson, was forcing her 13-year-old daughter to perform sexual acts with strangers in exchange for drugs.
Through this apprehension, the suspect was charged with identity theft, receiving stolen property and endangering the welfare of a child.
Additionally, while patrolling the Tillman’s Corner area, Jones spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the one seen leaving a recent commercial robbery at Little Caesars on Grelot Road. He chased the suspect and was able to take him into custody.
The department said, “Jones’ attention to detail and perseverance” led him to make the nine felony arrests, 16 misdemeanor arrests and 14 traffic citations that helped earn him the title of October’s officer of the month.
MPD Chief James Barber and other captains within the department will formally honor Jones at the Azalea City Golf Club on Nov. 10, at the Officer of the Month Luncheon sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club. The ceremony will take place at noon.