Chris Simpson

Title: Undersheriff
Phone: 517-768-7904
Under Sheriff Chris Simpson

Christopher A Simpson

Born in Los Angeles CA and raised in Jackson MI. Undersheriff Simpson Graduated from Jackson High School in 1986, he joined the United States Army and served 4 years as an Infantryman. He later joined the Michigan Army National Guard and deployed to Iraq in 2003. Undersheriff Simpson served in the United Army for 30 years before retiring in 2015 a Command Sergeant Major (E-9).

In 1991 Simpson joined the Jackson Police Department as a cadet. He graduated from the Mid-Michigan Police Academy in 1992 and became a sworn police Officer. He served many different assignments within the organization Narcotics, School Liaison, Training Coordinator, Special Response Team, Honor Guard, and Major Crimes. He rose to the rank of lieutenant and was the division commander for patrol and support operations before retiring with 26 years of service at the Jackson Police Department.

His training  / experience includes but not limited to:

  • Advanced Military Leadership Training
  • Jackson Business Leadership Academy
  • Labor Law and Arbitration Law
  • Unified Incident Command Systems
  • Advanced Narcotics
  • Command Special Response Training
  • Honor Guard Leadership
  • Michigan Commission Law Enforcement Standards; approved police academy
  • Fire Fighter I & II
  • Basic and Advance Investigatory Training

Undersheriff Simpson graduated from Spring Arbor University with a BA in Business Organizational Development, and a MA in Business Organizational Management.  He graduated from the FBI National Academy, Police School of Staff and Command, and New Chief School and Executive Leaders. He has attended and completed all levels of Military leadership training of Basic Leadership Course, Senior Leadership Course, First Sergeant Academy, and Command Sergeant Major Academy.

He has served on executive boards for Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Jackson Human Services Coordinating Alliance, Jackson YMCA, Jackson Community  Foundation, Highfields, Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County NAACP (former 1st Vice President), Law Enforcement Executive Action Forum, Jackson Aware Shelter, Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Juneteenth Board and Jackson College Foundation Board. 

Undersheriff is married to Erica and has 4 children Ashley, Christopher II, Kendall and Serena and a grandson Emory Allan.



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