Meet Your Blue Grass Police Officers:
Police Chief Garrett Jahns:
Chief Jahns is a U.S. Army Infantry Veteran. Although he was born and raised in Davenport, he came to us from the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona where he served as a Deputy for over 6 years. Chief Jahns has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.
In Arizona, Chief Jahns served as: a field training officer, traffic RADAR instructor, a general instructor for Arizona criminal law, an instructor at the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Academy, a dive team search and recovery team member, the agency coordinator for the DUI Task Force and he is one of the founding members of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant while working there and he brings all of this to the Blue Grass Police Department.
Chief Jahns has an enormous amount of training and experience with investigations ranging from basic and advanced traffic enforcement investigations, to heinous crime investigations.
Chief Jahns supervises the patrol officers at the police Department. He is the coordinator for the Governor’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau here in Blue Grass. He has been with us since July 2nd, 2012. He continually looks for ways to work with the citizens of Blue Grass through his many fundraisers and special programs such as Shop with a Cop. He works very hard to partner up with, and educate the citizens and the children of Blue Grass through various programs and the Police Department Facebook page.
Sergeant Bob Guinn:
Sergeant Guinn comes to us as a prior patrol sergeant from Cordova Illinois who most recently worked at the Wilton Iowa Police Department. Among various police departments in Rock Island County, he began his interest in law enforcement when he was hired with the Milan Illinois Police Auxillary in 1994. He left as a Corporal in 1999. He left the Auxillary to work as a police officer in Annawan Illinois. His carrer led him to work at many other police departments to include Carbon Cliff Illinois Police Department, Cordova Illinois Police Department, Hillsdale Illinois Police Department, Wilton Iowa Police Department. He also worked as the Parks Ambassador for the City of Davenport until he was hired on with Blue Grass Police Department. Officer Guinn has served as a police officer for total of 15 years.
Officer Guinn started with the Blue Grass Police Department on July 1st, 2015 as a part time police officer. On October 17th, 2016 Officer Guinn was promoted to a full-time status.
Besides the many patrol functions of a police officer, Officer Guinn specializes in crimes against children and has received dedicated training in missing and exploited children investigations. Officer Guinn’s dedication to serving the people of Blue Grass and the mission of the police department continues to be his top priority.
Officer Andrew Roberts:
Officer Roberts comes to us from the Muscatine Police Department. His field of study right now is focused on drug interdiction traffic stops and violations involving drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Officer Roberts holds a Bachelors degree in sociology and criminal justice from Iowa State University.
Officer Roberts has been employed with the Blue Grass Police Department since December of 2016. He is committed to excellence in his service to the citizens of Blue Grass.