Jerry Dodd has been with the Mount Vernon Police Department since 1979. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 162), Northwest Law Enforcement Executive Command College, and Western Washington University. He holds an Executive Management certificate from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. He is active in Rotary and serves on the Mount Vernon Christian School Board.
For the past 17 years, Jerry has been an adjunct faculty member at Skagit Valley College where he teaches a variety of classes in the Criminal Justice Program and instructs for the Basic Reserve Law Enforcement Academy and the Parks Law Enforcement Academy.
Positions & Responsibilities
Jerry was promoted to Lieutenant in 1986, initially serving as Commander of the Patrol Division and later as Commander of the Criminal Investigations, Crime Prevention, and Administrative Services Divisions.
Jerry was appointed Interim Chief of Police on October 1, 2012 following the retirement of former Chief Ken Bergsma. Jerry was appointed Chief of Police on November 16, 2012.