Congratulations to the new Fayetteville Police Department Deputy Chief of Police, Jamie Fields
Deputy Chief of Police Jamie Fields began her career with the Fayetteville Police Department as a police and fire dispatcher on September 11, 1990. She was hired as a police officer on July 4, 1994. During her 25 years of service, she served the department in many different capacities including as a patrol officer, a bike patrol officer, a detective, and a member of the crisis negotiation team. Deputy Chief Fields was promoted to her first supervisory rank of sergeant on September 2, 2002, where she supervised morning shift patrol and the Special Events Division, which included motorcycle patrol and bicycle patrol. On September 27, 2004, Deputy Chief Fields was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. As a lieutenant, she supervised a patrol shift and the Criminal Investigation Division. On January 9, 2012, she was transferred to police administration, where she supervised the Office of Professional Standards, the Training Division, the Community-Oriented Policing Division, the Warrant Division, and our national accreditation process through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). On December 20, 2013, Deputy Chief Fields was promoted to the rank of captain, and she managed the administrative duties of the department. She was instrumental in testing and implementing a new records management system for the organization. On July 7, 2017, she was assigned to the Patrol Division, where she was responsible for coordinating the activities of the patrol personnel.
Deputy Chief Fields is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Criminal Justice Institute’s School of Law Enforcement Supervision, Police Executive Research Form’s Senior Management Institute for Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Women’s Leadership Institute. She holds a Senior Law Enforcement Certificate, an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from the Northwest Arkansas Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas. She is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Operations Management.
Deputy Chief Fields is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Prairie Grove, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 10, the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and held several leadership roles in the Arkansas Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.
Deputy Chief Fields has two children, David Taylor of Prairie Grove, and his beautiful wife, Ashley, and two wonderful grandchildren, Brooks and Campbell.