Fred Jackson was born and raised in West Baltimore. He attended and Graduated from The Baltimore City Public School system. He also attended Towson State University and is a graduate of the Baltimore City Police Academy.
Jackson worked At Cub Hill for the Department of Juvenile Justice and as a Correctional officer for the Department of Health and Mental hygiene at Patuxent Institution before joining the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office. He was a Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission Certified Police Instructor.
During his tenure, He worked on several task forces in conjunction with the United States Marshal and other local police agencies. He was promoted to Sergeant, Lieutenant than Captain. He was the first commander of the Sheriff’s Witness Protection Unit and the first commander of the Sheriff’s Special Response Team. He also commanded and or supervised the Sheriff’s office Criminal and Child Support Warrant units, Field Enforcement, District Court, Communications, Transportation, Lock-up and Domestic Violence
His last assignment was as Chief of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Unit where he not only supervised, but was responsible for reconstructing and editing the General Order Manual until his retirement in December of 2014.