Build relationships; work in partnership with the community.


The mission of the Jacksboro Police Department is to instill trust and confidence in the community, win hearts and minds with positive encounters, while leveraging all resources to protect life and property, reduce crime and establish legitimacy. 

Strategic goals

  • Build trust in the community and establish legitimacy; win hearts and minds
  • Create a culture within the department that is procedural justice focused
  • Synchronize policy with values of community
  • Increase communication and enhance social media footprint
  • Work in partnership with the community to prevent and reduce crime
  • Train a team of officers that are capable of handling any situation
  • Place a priority on officer safety and wellness

Contact the Police Department by email and at (940) 567-2666, for emergencies call 9-1-1.

City Council is pleased to introduce Police Chief Scott W. Haynes to Jacksboro. City Staff look forward to welcoming him to the team as he begins his service with the Jacksboro Police Force on September 11, 2017. The community is invited to stop by the Police Station at 124 E. Belknap Street to introduce yourself and welcome him to our community.

Chief Haynes graduated from Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He was active in student government and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He worked his way through college serving as a Resident Director. A member of the Texan Battalion, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps at Tarleton State University in 1990. After receiving his commission, he attended the Ordnance Corps Officer Basic Course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He is currently a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve and is assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve Control Group. In June 2017, he was selected for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. Chief Haynes is a graduate of the Ordnance Captains Career Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the 46th Command Management College at the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration, Plano, Texas, and the 72nd Leadership Command College at the Bill Blackwood Institute of Texas, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Chief Haynes began his career with the Lewisville Police Department in 1996 after working five years as a Probation Officer for Collin County Adult Probation. As a Probation Officer, he supervised sex offenders and other high-risk offenders who required electronic monitoring.

Chief Haynes worked as a patrol officer from 1996-1998 before being reassigned to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective. He investigated property crime, specializing in white collar crimes such as fraud, identity theft and credit card abuse. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2001 and was reassigned to the Patrol Division as a Patrol Sergeant. He was reassigned as the Special Operations Sergeant in 2005 and remained in that position after being promoted to Lieutenant in 2008. Chief Haynes is a former member of Special Weapons and Tactics and has worked as a Sniper, Operations/Training Officer, and Team Leader. He enjoys training officers and is often called on to provide instruction on various topics, to include Arrest, Search and Seizure, Legal Updates, and Defensive Tactics courses. Chief Haynes is a TCOLE Certified Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and currently holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate.

His badges and awards include: Special Weapons and Tactics Badge, Honor Guard Badge, Expert Marksmanship Badge, Twenty (20) year Service Award, and a Ten (10) year Safe Driving Award. Chief Haynes has received Nineteen (19) Perfect Attendance Awards during his tenure with the City of Lewisville. Chief Haynes was awarded the Lewisville Police Department Supervisor of the Year Award for 2013.