Downtown Jackson Partners said they want to see more police patrols. With two historic buildings recently transformed into apartments, hundreds of people live downtown.”We’re still recovering from the pandemic we’re seeing a lot more activity now in recent weeks with more people coming back to the office,” said John Gomez, DJP president.Gomez believes increased law enforcement is now more important than ever. According to Gomez, nearly 600 people now live downtown, with new apartments coming online at the Walthall Lofts and the old federal courthouse.”We feel that people when they see law enforcement downtown, it puts them at ease and we support having more law enforcement in the downtown area,” Gomez said.Questions about downtown police patrols exposed tension this week between the Jackson Police Department and the Capitol Police. Both agencies pointing fingers about responding to 911 calls after police said man was shot while driving near Farish Street Monday night, two blocks from the governor’s mansion. Gov. Tate Reeves said he was inside the mansion and heard the gunshots.Gomez said the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, JPD and Capitol Police all have jurisdiction in downtown.”It really doesn’t matter who’s doing the patrolling, we just like to see more people, more law enforcement downtown,” Gomez said.One big issue for Capitol Police is that 911 calls dispatched from downtown go to JPD. They’re now conducting an assessment to change that.

Downtown Jackson Partners said they want to see more police patrols. With two historic buildings recently transformed into apartments, hundreds of people live downtown.

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“We’re still recovering from the pandemic we’re seeing a lot more activity now in recent weeks with more people coming back to the office,” said John Gomez, DJP president.

Gomez believes increased law enforcement is now more important than ever. According to Gomez, nearly 600 people now live downtown, with new apartments coming online at the Walthall Lofts and the old federal courthouse.

“We feel that people when they see law enforcement downtown, it puts them at ease and we support having more law enforcement in the downtown area,” Gomez said.

Questions about downtown police patrols exposed tension this week between the Jackson Police Department and the Capitol Police.

Both agencies pointing fingers about responding to 911 calls after police said man was shot while driving near Farish Street Monday night, two blocks from the governor’s mansion. Gov. Tate Reeves said he was inside the mansion and heard the gunshots.

Gomez said the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, JPD and Capitol Police all have jurisdiction in downtown.

“It really doesn’t matter who’s doing the patrolling, we just like to see more people, more law enforcement downtown,” Gomez said.

One big issue for Capitol Police is that 911 calls dispatched from downtown go to JPD. They’re now conducting an assessment to change that.

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