The Santa Cruz Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Sergeant Carter Jones.
Sergeant Jones is an 11 ½ year veteran of the police department. Carter has served in a variety of assignments and is a recognized expert in a number of disciplines. He was most recently assigned as a Field Training Officer in patrol.
In addition to his Patrol and Field Training duties, Carter takes on a number of additional responsibilities. He serves as a rescue diver on the police department’s dive team and an operator on the Emergency Services Unit Tactical Team (SWAT). Over his tenure at the police department, Sergeant Jones has served in the Street Crimes Unit, as a peer counselor, K-9 agitator, firearms instructor, and is also a member of the Santa Cruz County Tactical Medical Task Force.
Sergeant Jones has earned the department’s DUI Award on two different occasions. He was also a recipient of the prestigious Lifesaving Award stemming from an incident where he helped a family get out of a burning vehicle before it was fully engulfed in flames.
Carter was born and raised in Santa Cruz, where he graduated from Soquel High School. He attended Sonoma State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in American multicultural studies.
Carter is an avid travel enthusiast and also spends his free time volunteering as a faculty member at the John O. Moseley Collegiate Leadership School.
Sergeant Jones was featured in our "Get to Know" blog post from 2011, here:
Sergeants serve as the first-line supervisors for specialized units and patrol teams. Their role is incredibly important in the day to day operations and the delivery of service to the community. Daily, they are called upon to teach, train, mentor and direct Police Officers, as well as strategize, problem-solve and direct the team’s activities.
Carter’s leadership, experience and character will serve the community well in his new position.
Congratulations to Sergeant Carter Jones.