About the Founder:

Ashley Ogden

Jackson's crime problem is not getting any better. In 2010 the crime that was limited just 5 years ago to west Jackson is now rampant in northeast Jackson , south Jackson, and downtown Jackson . The crime problem is threatening our property values, our businesses, and our families. It is never too late to take the fight to save our city to the criminals.

It's time to show the positive and active direction Jackson needs to get control of its crime problem. 

Crime in Jackson is the problem. Take Back Jackson and its volunteer group of citizens crime patrol is part of the solution. TBJ actively encourages volunteers to form crime watch groups where the volunteers show up in force to a designated area and patrol. They act as eyes and ears and they assist the police in seeing and stopping crime. TBJ volunteer groups are a visible physical presence that assist the police and who encourage others to become involved in protecting our neighborhoods and families.

Ashley was born in Miami, Florida.   He attended Westminster Christian High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in English in 1990 from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.   He moved to Jackson, Mississippi in 1991 to attended Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson.   He graduated in 1994 with his Juris Doctorate. He is licensed to practice in both Mississippi and Florida and has been practicing law in Mississippi and Florida since 1994.

He is a successful businessman, volunteer, and attorney. In April 2000 Ashley opened his own firm, Ogden and Associates, to specialize in consumer protection cases. He is a member of the Hinds County Bar, Mississippi Bar, Mississippi Association for Justice, and Charles Clark Inns of Court. 

He is the 5th grade class sponsor and mentor at Poindexter Elementary in Jackson actively involved in helping to direct and positively influence the children at the school. He is the current vice president and was the president for four years of the Sheffield Area Homeowners Association which is his neighborhood crime watch association. He also is his neighborhood acting police liaison with Jackson Police Department Precinct 4. 

 Ashley started TBJ as a response to the rising crime rate that is destroying Jackson's businesses and families.  Ashley has worked through TBJ to find neighborhood volunteers who are motivated to end the criminal case backlog, to get criminals off the streets and behind bars.  It is time for Jackson residents to Take Back Jackson from the Criminals.