Under the leadership of Chief of Police, Bill Abbott and Assistant Chief of Police, Craig Hayes, the
department has a force of 39 sworn police officers, 10 Telecommunications officers, 3 clerical staff members, 1 parking attendant,
1 animal control officer, and 1 crossing guard. Of the 39 sworn officers, 2 officers are assigned as School Resource Officer,
2 are assigned as DARE officers, 2 K-9 officers, and 6 are assigned to Criminal Investigations, with 2 of the 6 assigned full-time
to drug investigations.
The Seymour Police Department has applied for a grant from Edward Byrne Memorial
Justice Assistance Grant(JAG) . The grant is due on July 21st 2011. This grant is being used to purchase
Bullet Resistant Vest for both the Seymour Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
The Seymour Police Department
would like to announce its intentions for application to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant(JAG) Program FY2009
Local Solicitation". Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant(JAG) will be used by the
Seymour Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriffs Department for 800 mhz radio interoperability mobile radio purchases.
The Seymour Police Department would like to announce its intentions for application to
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 (the "Recovery Act"), which was signed into
law by President Obama on Feb. 17, 2009. The Act allows for $2 billion in resources for state and local law enforcement
and other criminal justice activities through the Recovery JAG program". A successful award under this grant program
will allow for the implementation of programs that will allow for needed equipment upgrades and enhanced technological capabilities,
which will lessen the burden of future budget constraints. This application is a combined initiative between the Jackson County
Sheriff’s Department and the Seymour City Police Department. Both agencies have identified possible improvements in
the areas of communications and computer technology.
Any public comments should be made to Chief
Bill Abbott at 812-522-1234 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.