11:26 AM Eastern - Monday, October 24, 2011

Alvin Jackson: Baton Rouge Constable Fighting for Working Families #default

Officer-Alvin-Jackson.jpgAlvin R. Jackson is a father, mentor, community leader, law enforcement educator and proud Service Employees International Union Local 21 LA member.

Jackson, a Sergeant Deputy Constable, has diligently served the City of Baton Rouge for 22 years. The Baton Rouge native has been a union steward for nearly a year.

"It's important for me to be a union steward so that I may represent those in need," he said.

Jackson is an experienced law enforcement professional with more than 20 years working within a court environment. He has comprehensive knowledge of city, state and federal established guidelines, policies and procedures as it relates to courtroom and building security.

He has amassed quite an impressive list of accomplishments and accolades for his civic and community involvement over the years in addition to receiving numerous professional training certifications to allow him to better perform his job.

He has received certifications from Louisiana State University, U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Federal Emergency Management Institute among others. He's trained in everything from hostage negotiations to street gang awareness and chemical weapons familiarization to practical crime scene techniques.

In July, he acquired his newest certificate, which was presented by the FBI for his successful completion of the Instructional Development Course. Jackson's newest set of credentials allow the 56-year-old to teach the subjects to law enforcement and/or security anywhere in the United States.

"I want to make a difference," said Jackson, who remains humble and dedicated to improving the lives of his co-workers, neighbors and Baton Rouge. "I enjoy giving back."

Cross-posted from SEIU Local 21 LA

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