Sharday Jackson, Deputy Chief Administrator

Sharday Jackson brings over 11 years of investigatory and legal experience to COPA. Previously she served as COPA’s Supervising Investigator to its Special Victims Squad, a specialized unit focused on investigating allegations of officer perpetuated domestic and sexual misconduct. Before her time leading the Special Victims Squad, Ms. Jackson worked briefly as a Supervising Investigator overseeing general investigations.

In advance of her time at COPA, Ms. Jackson served in a variety of roles in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office including initially conducting policy research and later as an Assistant State’s Attorney working in the following divisions: Criminal Appeals, Sexual Assault Domestic Violence, Felony Review, Juvenile Justice, and Preliminary Hearings.

Sharday brings over a decade of experience in the areas of domestic and sexual misconduct, giving numerous presentations on trauma-informed interview techniques and other best practices. Sharday is a graduate of Howard University and in 2012 received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School.