Jones selected as new Ludington police chief

March 2, 2023

Christopher Jones

Jones selected as new Ludington police chief

LUDINGTON — The City of Ludington has hired a new police chief. Christopher Jones has been offered the job as the city’s next top law enforcement officer. The search process for police chief began almost a year ago after the resignation of Timothy Kozal, who accepted a job as the director of public safety for the City of Muskegon,.

Jones most recently was a lieutenant with the Newark Police Department in Newark, De. Earlier this month he retired as a special enforcement division commander. He worked in Newark for 20 years. His other experience has included serving as a police officer at East Texas Regional Airport in Longview, Texas, and as a police officer/firefighter with Grand Haven Department of Public Safety. He began his law enforcement career in 1996.

Jones is a certified Delaware police officer but must pass the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Recognition of Prior Training and Experience (RPTE) test in order to begin his tenure with the Ludington Police Department. 

“I am very grateful and humbled by the opportunity to serve the community of Ludington as Chief of Police,” Jones said. “I appreciate the trust that has been placed in me. I am honored to accept this position and lead the men and women of Ludington Police Department. I look forward to becoming part of the Ludington community, serving with excellence and professionalism.”

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