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High Honors for Columbus Police Chief

Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs Recognized by YWCA as a Woman of Achievement  

[COLUMBUS, OH] “Chief Kimberley Jacobs embodies the core values of the Columbus Division of Police, professionalism, respect, integrity, discipline and enthusiasm,” said Councilmember Mitchell J. Brown during the April 4, 2016, Columbus City Council Meeting. 

Jacobs was honored by City Council for her selection as one of the 2016 YWCA Women of Achievement. 

“She adheres to these values with purpose, passion and pride in both her professional and personal life,” Brown continued.

The official ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 11:30am at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Battelle Grand Ballroom. Five other recipients will also be named.

“We are so proud of you and are honored that you serve as our chief,” said City Council President Zach Klein. “It is not an easy job but you do it with honor and distinction.”

Jacobs has been a catalyst for initiatives such as the Division’s Citizen Police Academy, implementation of a separate Domestic Violence reporting system and reorganization of Internal Affairs to investigate all citizen complaints.

For the past 31 years, the YWCA has honored Columbus women who have made extraordinary contributions to their families, workplaces and communities. As the first female police chief for the Columbus Division of Police and open LGBT community member, Chief Jacobs is humbled to be recognized with these outstanding leaders who work to make a difference every day.