Jackson City Council Meets
Tuesday morning, the fate of the Youth Challenge was in the hands of the city council. Judge Christy Little told the council that without the $175,000 she was requesting, the Boot Camp for boys ages 12-16 would have to be shut down. With 8 of 9 votes cast in favor, Youth Challenge will get the money to continue to help at-risk young boys. In the past seven years more than 500 teens have gone through the program. There is an 85 percent success rate for boys that complete the program. Also at Tuesday’s city council meeting, the Jackson Police Department was honored. The Department was recognized by the International Association Chiefs of Police for finishing second nationally for agencies having 201-500 officers. The department was also honored for performing well at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Challenge. The competition rewards the best overall traffic safety programs. The city council also passed a zero tolerance drug policy. The policy is an adoption of the old policy with a few more details.