Lieutenant Jason Turner has been a Peace Officer for nearly 14 years. He joined the ranks of the Victoria Police Department in 2003 after serving two years with the Robstown Police Department. While assigned to Patrol, he served as a Field Training Officer before transferring to Investigations in 2005. While serving as Sex Crimes Detective, he was certified as a Blood Stain Pattern Analysis Expert. In 2007, he was recognized as the Officer of the Quarter and also awarded the Officer of the Year distinction by the Victoria Chapter of the Rotary.
In 2008, Lieutenant Turner became a K9 Officer. During that time, he and his K9 partner were responsible for seizing over 150 lbs of marijuana and cocaine valued at more than 1.2 million dollars.
In 2009, Lieutenant Turner was promoted to a Sergeant and transferred back to Patrol where he served as a supervisor on both 2nd and 3rd Platoon. In 2012, as a Sergeant, he transferred back to the Investigations and served as a Sergeant over several different units within Investigations including: Property Crimes, Crimes against Persons, Auto Theft, Cyber Crimes, and School Resource Officer Program.
Lieutenant Turner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in June of 2015. In his first year as a Lieutenant he supervised Telecommunications at the 911 Center and served as the Lieutenant in Support Services. In October 2016, he became the VPD Professional Standards Lieutenant in Police Administration. His duties include Internal Affairs, Intelligence, Grants and special projects.
Lieutenant Turner holds an Advanced Peace Officer certification and is currently a Hostage Negotiations Team Leader.