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Meet the Director

Jackson Miller, Director
Jackson Miller, DCJS Director

Jackson Miller was appointed by Governor Glenn Youngkin as the Director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in April 2022. This role is the epitome of a life spent serving in Virginia in the area of criminal justice and public safety. Jackson served as a police officer from 1991 to 2007, spending seven of those years with the Arlington County Police Department and the remaining years with the Prince William County Police Department. He became a police officer in order to protect the streets of the Commonwealth from predators and took that responsibility very seriously.

While working as a police officer for Prince William County, he was elected President of the Prince William County Police Association. He took on this leadership position in order to help ensure that officers who had sworn to protect our citizens and were doing so were receiving fair and appropriate treatment. In 2004 he was elected to the Manassas City Council and in 2006 elected to the Virginia House of Delegates for the 50th District. As a member of the House of Delegates, Jackson worked closely with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services on various legislative initiatives. As a member of the Courts of Justice Committee, he worked to pass legislation that would help keep citizens safe by deterring crime and applying appropriate punishments. Jackson also served as the Chairman of the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program. In 2011, he was elected by his colleagues into House leadership as the Majority Whip. He served in this position until 2018 when he left office.

Since leaving office, Jackson has continued to stay involved in his community by serving on the George Mason Campus Advisory Committee, the Novant Prince William Hospital Board and the Historic Manassas Inc. Board.

Jackson is a lifelong resident of Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating in 1989 with a B.S. in Urban Planning. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserves from 1989 to 1999.