A former Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper with ties to La Paz County has been arrested and charged with sexually-related felonies. Tremaine Jackson, 43, was arrested by DPS detectives Sept. 10 on charges of sexual abuse, sexual extortion, kidnapping, harassment and fraud.
Jackson worked for the DPS for 13 years. From July 2006 to June 2015, he was assigned to Section 4, specifically the Parker and Quartzsite area. He was most recently assigned to the Metro Motors District.
In a press release, the DPS said eight victims have been identified so far. They are urging others who may have been victimized by Jackson to come forward.
In early June, the DPS received a complaint of misconduct against Jackson. The complaint alleged Jackson committed an act of sexual assault against a woman during a traffic stop. Jackson was placed on administrative leave and an investigation was initiated. During the course of the investigation, additional victims were discovered.
A Phoenix television station website, www.abc15.com, reported that DPS records show Jackson performed more traffic stops on women than he did on men.
Jackson will be booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail on the following charges:
- ARS § 13-1404.A. – Sexual Abuse; Two Counts
- ARS § 13-1404.A. – Attempted Sexual Abuse; Two Counts
- ARS § 13-1406.A. – Attempted Sexual Assault; One Count
- ARS § 13-1428.A. (3) – Sexual Extortion; Two Counts
- ARS § 13-1428.A. (2) – Sexual Extortion; Two Counts
- ARS § 13-1412.A. – Unlawful Sexual Conduct; Peace Officers; Four Counts
- ARS § 13-1303.A. – Unlawful Imprisonment; Eight Counts
- ARS § 13-1304.A. (3) – Kidnapping; Eight Counts
- ARS § 13-2921.A.1 – Harassment; Four Counts
- ARS § 13-2002.A. (1) (3) – Forgery; Eight Counts
- ARS § 13-2310.A. – Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices; Five Counts
- ARS § 13-2311.A. – Fraudulent Schemes and Practices; Willful Concealment; Seven Counts
- ARS § 13-2407.A.1. – Tampering with a Public Record; Eight Counts
In a press release, DPS Director Col. Frank Milstead said, “The Arizona Department of Public Safety deeply regrets the reprehensible acts perpetrated by Tremaine Jackson. Jackson broke all trust with the community and the Department. We will continue to investigate any new leads or information.”
Jackson is being held on $150,000 bond.
Individuals with any information about this case should contact the DPS at 602-223-2389, or submit information online at azdps.gov/Jackson.
Pioneer reporter John Gutekunst contributed to this story.