Meet the Officers
Sergeant J. Jett
Sergeant Jett, currently acting Chief of the Crofton Police Department, has over 26 years of law enforcement experience.
He began his career as a patrol officer with the Hyattsville City Police Department in 1997. In 1998 he transferred to the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office where he faithfully served for 21 years. He spent his first 17 years assigned to the K-9 Unit in the Operations Bureau handling Explosive/Patrol dogs.
He was an active member of the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team (SERT) and is a certified Instructor through the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Center in the following areas:
Firearms, Chemical Munitions and OC Spray, Active Shooter, Less Lethal Weapons, Patrol Rifle, and Police K-9 Instructor.
Sgt. Jett reached the rank of Corporal and during his career was awarded the Maryland Governors citation, seven Sheriff’s Office Unit citations, five Sheriff citations, 100 Club Honor, and West County Deputy of the Year.
Sgt. Jett began his career with the Crofton Police Department in 2019, and has since been promoted to Corporal then Sergeant. He was awarded Police Officer of the Year in 2022. He has expanded his administrative skills with First Line Supervisors and Police Administration continuing education programs. Sgt. Jett has spent most of his life living in and around the Crofton community and considers it an honor to work in a place he has always called home.
Corporal J. Sims
Corporal John Sims is a combat veteran who proudly served 10-years in the United States Army. While in the Army John earned three Parachute Certifications; Italy, British and American where he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, all while earning his Bachelor's Degree in Logistics. Throughout his tenure in the military John also earned the coveted Drill Sergeants Badge and the Allied Mobile Forces Badge.
After the military John joined the Laurel Police Department where he received numerous awards; Life Saving Award, Chief’s Award, Officer of the Year Award, Gold Medal of Valor, Maryland State Medal of Valor and Honorable Mention in Parades Magazine for being one of the top 10 Law Enforcement Officers in the Country to name a few. After retiring, John joined the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office where he continued earning awards and accolades; Anne Arundel Co Chamber of Commerce Two-Times Deputy of the Year, Sheriff’s Citations and Service Award, again to name a few.
John has held many positions in his almost 30 years of Law Enforcement including but not limited to; Detective, Emergency Response Team, (SWAT) Member/Leader with both the Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office, Community Policing Officer, Citizens Police Instructor, Academy Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Background Investigator, Chemical Munitions Instructor, Cops Camp Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Enhance Instructor, Field Training Officer, TASAR Instructor, Ti Simulator Instructor and a Train the Training Instructor.
Outside of Law Enforcement John is a 5th Degree Black-Belt in the Art of Snow Tiger and a First Baptist Church of Glenarden Male Choir Member.
Officer E. Redding
Officer Eric Redding is a retired military veteran who was enlisted in the US Coast Guard for nine years and also served 13 years in the Maryland Army National Guard. He was called up to active duty during the Iraq War for operation Iraq Freedom from 2003 to 2004. During his time with the US Army, he received several good conduct and combat awards and a letter of accommodation for providing convoy security for civilian personnel that were operating in the war zone.
Eric served 21 years with the Baltimore City Police Department where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant. During his tenure with the Baltimore City Police, he worked in several units such as Patrol, Community Policing, Violent Crimes Task Force, District Drug Units, Shift Commander and the District Detective Unit where he investigated robberies and shootings.
Upon retiring from the Baltimore City Police Department, he joined the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office where he served on Court Security, the Warrant Squad, and in Civil Process. While at the Sheriff’s Office he received Merit and Active Shooter awards for the incident that occurred on June 28th, 2018, at the offices of the Capital Gazette. After eight years he retired from the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office. He was subsequently employed with Paragon Systems, Inc. where he was a Contractual District Manager for the Court Security Program of the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC.)
Eric joined the Crofton Police Department as of July 21, 2023.
Officer K. Gable
Officer Kyle Gable joins Crofton PD after relocating back to his home state of Maryland after living in Hawaii the last two years. Prior to Hawaii, Officer Gable served 8 years as a Montgomery County Police Officer where he was passionate about DUIs and earned several specialized certifications, including becoming a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
Officer Gable was recognized by the state of MD, Montgomery County, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his DUI enforcement. Additionally, Officer Gable was trained to be a part of the Special Event Response Team (SERT) where he protected locals during civil disturbance and even served with several allied agencies to protect the Capitol on January 6, 2021. For his efforts on January 6, Officer Gable was awarded the Ribbon of Valor from the DC Metropolitan Police Department, a commendation from both the Montgomery County Police Department and the Montgomery Country Chamber of Commerce, a letter of appreciation from the Montgomery County Council, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Currently, Officer Gable is working to join the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Reserves where he will be stationed at the Baltimore Yard serving as a USCG Police Officer. Officer Gable lives in the Crofton community (CSCBD) with his wife, Alyssa and 5-year-old son, Coleson.