Being called for a time such as this, Officer Nakia Jones’ passionate and heartfelt outcry over the death of Alton Sterling and other young African American males went viral and took the nation by storm. As seen on BET, The Roland Martin Show, The Tom Joyner Show and other media outlets across the country, Officer Jones has been vocal about her outrage over the actions taken by some of her fellow men in blue. This life altering experience, inspired Officer Jones to write her book The Truth Divided, which was released in April of 2018. Read More >
Born in Cleveland Ohio, Officer Jones is the oldest of her siblings. In 1990 she graduated from Shaw High School and attended Wilberforce University. She chose Criminal Justice as her major because she was aspiring to become a prosecuting attorney. However, in 1996 she chose a different career path and in September of that year she was sworn in as a Police Officer for the City of East Cleveland. Ironically, this was the same city in which she lived and graduated from high school. Officer Jones always wanted to be a productive member in her neighborhood.
In 1999 Officer Jones joined the Highland Hills Police Department and in 2002 she was sworn in as the first African American female officer for the City of Warrensville Heights. She held that position as the Senior Response Officer until 2017. Officer Jones not only worked for the City of Warrensville Heights, but she also lives in the city. She is an active member of her community and volunteers for career day throughout the district. On many occasions, Officer Jones sat with Juveniles and their families, while off duty, to help resolve conflict.
Officer Jones’ fervent plea over the death of Alton Sterling shook the nation. As her words resounded from coast to coast, it became clear that her life would never be the same. She has already released her book, The Truth Divided and is now considering authoring a follow up book, as her journey for justice continues. Officer Jones wants to leave a positive mark on the world. She believes that if you want change it starts with the person you look at every day in the mirror; if you want change you must be that change.
A strong woman of faith, Officer Jones is also a well-known Gospel Play write in Cleveland Ohio. She believes that through her gospel plays she can help restore hope and change lives one gospel play at a time. If you ask Officer Jones about a quote that describes her, she would say “I am my sister and my brother’s keeper”. She believes that with a little compassion and unselfishness we all can make a difference and can change the world. Read Less ^