Captain Phillip Kemper



Captain Phillip Kemper began a career in public service in the United States Air Force in August 1993 and received an Honorable Discharge in October 2000. After the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., Kemper joined the Tennessee Air National Guard and served in the Security Forces until being Honorably Discharged in January 2005.


Captain Kemper began his career with the Jackson Police Department as a patrol officer in March 2004.  He served on the department's Honor Guard and as a member of the S.W.A.T. unit from 2005-2007.  Kemper was assigned full-time as an investigator on the Gang Enforcement Team in 2006 and has since risen through the ranks of the department’s Special Operations Division.  He has attended numerous schools and training seminars pertaining to Organized Crime, Criminal Street Gangs, Firearms and Narcotic Enforcement and Investigations.


Captain Kemper has personally led and participated in hundreds of State and Federal investigations involving gangs, drugs, guns and violent crimes.  He has been a Task Force Officer with the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and since May 2008, he has been a Task Force Officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Captain Kemper also works as the coordinator of the 26th & 28th Judicial Districts Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force, as well as serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Gang Investigators Association as Vice President for the West Tennessee Region.

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