BSCO Hires First Female Major of Patrol
"It will give me an opportunity to write another chapter in my book in reference to law enforcement," said Major Helen Jackson of the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
The newly appointed major has spent the last 33 years of her career breaking social barriers and setting personal milestones.
"I've met those challenges," said Major Jackson. "I've come up through the ranks, and I think I can do a job at it."
If Jackson comes off as confident in being the first female Major to hold the position, it's because it's not her first time being first. Jackson was previously Major of the Corrections Division, the first female and African-American to hold that position in the Bibb County and also the first female investigator in the department's history.
With an air of confidence, Jackson acknowledges the pressure that comes along with holding such titles, especially as a female in law enforcement.
"Being a female you have to work harder to prove yourself and it's a challenge and I love challenges."
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says there were minor changes needed in the command structure, Jackson immediately came to mind.
"Major Jackson brings some skills and knowledge to patrol," said Sheriff Davis.
The Sheriff and Major Jackson once patrolled together as partners and Davis says he has high hopes for the major. Despite a successful past, Major Jackson says she's not taking anything for granted.
"I'm going to do my best to represent a female in this business."