Monday, August 18, 2014

And then there were two

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued this press release:

Mayor Tony Yarber Announces Finalists for Jackson Police Chief

Mayor Tony Yarber on Monday, Aug. 18, announced that Interim Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance and Juan Cloy, the assistant police chief in Canton, Miss., are the finalists in the search for the next top law officer in Jackson.

Three forums have been scheduled to give citizens the opportunity to provide input before a final selection is made.

"We want the citizens of Jackson to be aware of these candidates’ qualifications, and we want the citizens to hear what each candidate’s vision is for the city of Jackson,” Yarber said.

The forums will be held at the following locations:
·         Monday, Aug. 18 at noon
Location: Smith Robertson Museum, 528 Bloom St.                                             
·         Monday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Westside Community Center, 1650 Wiggins Road.
·         Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 pm.                                                                                           
Location: New Hope Baptist Church Community Life Center, 5202 Watkins Dr.

Residents can e-mail their questions to The forums will be broadcast on the PEG Network and the city website,


Anonymous said...

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein,

Anonymous said...

So, Yarber got rid of a good man, an honest man, to be replaced by the professional mouthpiece Vance, who has trouble putting a coherent sentence together, and Cloy? Really? Brother, did my opinion of Yarber change.

Anonymous said...

Forward! Into the Past!

Unknown said...

Lee Vance will be the best choice. Everyone knows him and respect him and it appears, since he has been in office crime rate is down and criminals are being caught. GIVE THE JOB TO VANCE!

Unknown said...

I feel that Lee Vance should be the chosen one. He has done a Great job, crimes are down and criminals are being caught. So lets pray for Lee as he has asked and for the city of jackson. GIVE THE JOB TO LEE VANCE.

Anonymous said...

Cloy??? WTF? what happened to the guy from Atlanta? Maybe they thought if the number 2 in Atlanta wanted to come to Jax he cant be that bright!!!!

City Hall Cobwebs said...

'Reaching out' for the best candidates. We could always put retreads on Bracy Coleman. He already has the shirts and stars.

Yarber's stock did a quick nose dive in my portfolio for sure. Five hundred bucks to a donut hole sez Coleman is his guy. Bidness as usual. The thugs are celebrating tonite.

Anonymous said...

What you call a mouthpiece, I call someone who has always faced the music and spoke for JPD whether it was good news or bad. While various Chiefs have ducked and dodged, they sent Vance out there to face the music and the public. I know all three of these men and they are all professionals, qualified and up to the task. Vance gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

I know it's from another site, but here's a bit I found on Mr. Cloy from back in '08.

Anonymous said...

It's time to turn the page , let cloy have it to bring an up to date prescence at the PD. Lee Vance is part of the status quo.

Anonymous said...

JPD is a body with terminal cancer and there is no cure short of mercy killing and a complete restart. Vance will get the job, Cloy is a pretextual candidate to make it appear there were real options. Any administrator hired by Canton is suspect.

Anonymous said...

One can not make changes when they either went to the academy with someone or see them every day for 25 years. There is a reason serious minded cities hire from outside. I can see it now. I NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP AT PRECINT X BUT I USED TO RIDE PATROL WITH THE GUY. SO AND SO IS INCOMPETANT BUT WE WENT TO THE ACADEMY TOGETHER. I KNOW SO AND SO LETS CERTAIN DRUG DEALERS SLIDE BUT WE GO TO CHURCH TOGETHER. get my drift here????

Anonymous said...

any chance we can get graham (the legend) to be vance's spokesman? the perfect team - dumb and dumber!

Order The Desk Nameplate said...

Who the hell is posting that 'crime is down' since Vance was named interim? It's been a month. And 'crime is down'? Gimme a frackin' break. Vance never leaves the building except on a lunch run. This will accomplish nothing other than Vance getting the shoulder stars and a bump in Public Employment Retirement pay.

Nothing changes. The hampster continues to spin the wheel. And Condululu Greens will still appear on television asking the public to solve crimes.

Anonymous said...

Juan Cloy? The same Juan Cloy who was Vickie McNeill's bitch boy and fixer at the corrupt Canton PD?

This is why Jackson is a sewer and deserves to be. No matter the mayor, Democrats are gonna appoint thugs and crooks.

Jeezum, how freaking stupid.

Believe Me When I Say... said...

Judging only by the information in today's paper, Cloy has the better resume. Vance has done nothing but ride the 'spokesman' desk for years. If he's such a stellar candidate why has he been 'overlooked' sixteen times?

Obviously Yarber has zero plan or hopes for crime reduction. He simply wants a chief (finally) who can appear on camera, without mic fright, and speak without butchering the English language.

Once he gets Vance in office to speak to the public, it will be business as usual and Yarber can get about the business of what every truly dedicated mayor of Jackson an employment office.

Anonymous said...

forget the police the maya gonna bring us a world class public school system

Anonymous said...

I will say this for JJ.....I never knew it had such a broad audience. Even the thugs and gansta wanna bees are chiming in. Looks like the city will be Vanced-a-fied. yo

Anonymous said...

I am dismayed at some of the above comments. Why is someone from another city necessarily better. Sounds like the definition of an expert...LOL. Some of our "national searches" have not turned out well. Chances are the Atlanta officer got a raise at home or his kids did not want him to go. Again, I am just amazed at the anger that turns on a dime and comes out against Jackson, its Mayor, its methods, and the people who cheer even before an idea has a chance. Both men probably are good but, IMHO, Vance has the majority of the public's vote. When you want to look at crime and at Jackson, why don't you look a little further at prosecution of criminals, which is totally out of JPD's hands.

Anonymous said...

whoever gets the job will have to answer to marshand. I wouldn't want the job.

Anonymous said...

Dorsey's in!

Anonymous said...

I remember when Cloy killed the Asian murder at 5 Happiness on McDowell Rd.

Watches Revolving Door said...

The Public's Vote? So, it's being suggested that 'the Jackson Public' ought to choose the next Top Cop. Let the non-working, unmotivated, satisfied-with-status-quo, public school educated, Malt Liquor drinkin' entitlement crowd pick somebody to oversee crime prevention. Does that include the thugs who run the town? They vote too.

Watches Revolving Door said...

The Public's Vote? So, it's being suggested that 'the Jackson Public' ought to choose the next Top Cop. Let the non-working, unmotivated, satisfied-with-status-quo, public school educated, Malt Liquor drinkin' entitlement crowd pick somebody to oversee crime prevention. Does that include the thugs who run the town? They vote too.

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