Lieutenant of Patrol Operations

Lieutenant Darren Jones directly supervises the Patrol Operations Division within the James Madison University Police Department and serving as second in command to the Major of Patrol Operations.

Lt. Jones joined the James Madison University Police Department in 2006 as a Patrol Officer.  In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and given command of a patrol squad.  In 2017, he was promoted to his current position.

Prior to joining the JMU Police Department, Lt. Jones served as a Patrol Officer and Sergeant with the Broadway Police Department and as a Deputy Sheriff with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Offfice.  He is a graduate of the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy and has experience in jail operations, patrol operations, and firearms instruction.

Lt. Jones is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.

Lt. Jones is lifelong resident of Rockingham County and a graduate of Broadway High School.   

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