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 Police Chief Jerome "Jerry" P. Stokes


Jerome “Jerry” P. Stokes is, the City of Salisbury’s police chief effective since July 2016.

Before coming to Salisbury, Stokes had over 30 years of experience with the Lynchburg Virginia Police Department. During his tenure there he was a regional violent crime task force detective, the street crimes supervision team leader, a vice and narcotics investigations officer, K-9 enforcement team supervisor, the internal affairs manager and critical incident/ tactical response manager. Most recently, stokes oversaw the department’s police investigate and administrative functions and citywide emergency management operations. He is also credited with improving community policing and reducing drug and violent crimes in neighborhoods.

Stokes received an associate’s degree in administration justice. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in 2013, where he was a member of the Golden Key Society. Stokes obtained a graduate certificate in local government management From Virginia Tech. He is currently earning a master’s of public administration at Old Dominion University.

“Jerry” Stokes currently lives in Salisbury, North Carolina. In his free time besides, spending time with family, he enjoys running.


 Contact Information

​Salisbury Police Chief
Jerry Stokes
(704) 638-5333​