Captain Jerry H. Truelove was hired by the Jackson Police Department in 1978. He graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and was assigned to the Patrol Division.
Captain Truelove served as a Community Relations officer with the Jackson Police Department in 1987. While serving in this position he was promoted to Corporal.
Captain Truelove transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in 1989 as an Investigator. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1991 while over the Community Crime Reduction Unit (CCRU). In 1996 he was promoted to Lieutenant over CCRU until he was transferred to Lieutenant Commander in charge of District D. In May 2008 he was promoted to Captain over the Patrol Division. In July 2010 he was transferred to the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) where he currently serves.
His duties in CPU include supervise Neighborhood Watch, Citizen Police Academy, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Coffee with a Cop, National Night Out, Drug and Violence Crime Grant and Crisis Intervention Team.
During his career he has served on several Community Boards. He has received training in Domestic Violence, Middle Management, and Community Oriented Policing. He is a certified Crisis Intervention instructor. He is a graduate of Jackson-Central Merry, attended Freed Hardeman University, graduated Northwestern University Traffic Institute-School of Police Staff & Command. He has been given a Level III Leadership Certification by Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police
He has been married to his wife Julie for 36 years and has four children. He serves as Deacon of the Involvement Ministry at East Jackson Church of Christ.