Christopher Simpson was born in Los Angeles California and raised in Jackson, Michigan.
He began his career with the Jackson Police Department in 1991 as a police cadet. He attended Lansing Community College’s police academy and was promoted to patrol officer in 1992. As a patrol officer he was assigned to the C.R.A.C drug enforcement unit from 1994 until 1998, and served as the Liaison Officer for Jackson High School from 1998 until 2000. He was then assigned to the current drug enforcement team JNET in 1999.
In 2001, Simpson was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned as the Jackson Police Department’s training coordinator from 2003 until 2006. Lt. Simpson served on the Jackson Special Response team from 1993 until 2010, and is currently a member of the Jackson Police Department Honor Guard and serves as coordinator.
In June 2008, he was promoted to lieutenant.
Lt. Simpson graduated from Jackson High School, completed a bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor University in Business Management in 1999. He also earned a master’s degree from Spring Arbor University in Business Administration in 2010. In 1995 he attended and graduated from Northwestern University School of Staff and Command. In 2011 Lt. Simpson attended and graduated from the National FBI Academy in Quantico Virginia. Also in 2011, he attended and graduated from the New Chief School through the Michigan Chiefs Association.
Lt. Simpson’s community involvement outside of the police department includes:
Jackson County NAACP life time member
Adjunct Professor for Baker College
Operation Iraqi Freedom war veteran
Command Sergeant Major (E-9) in the Michigan Army National Guard