JPD promotes new Captain

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Congratulations to Jonesboro Police Department's newest Captain.

Captain Todd Nelson took command of the department's Special Operations Division effective June 1. 

Nelson joined the Jonesboro Police Department in 1993. He has served as a patrolman and Lieutenant in the Patrol Division, as Detective and Sergeant in the Criminal Investigation Division, and as Lieutenant in the Quality of Life Unit. Nelson is a member of the Jonesboro Police Department SWAT team where he most recently served as the Team Commander. Prior to his promotion to Captain, Nelson served as the Special Services Lieutenant. He served 13 years in the Missouri Army National Guard, including deployment to the Middle East during Desert Storm. 

Special Operations Captain Todd Nelson now serves alongside three others in the department; Admin Captain Scott Baxter, Patrol Captain Scott Roper, and Criminal Investigations Captain Lynn Waterworth.