I started my career in law enforcement in 1991 at the Greenville County Detention Center. I quickly moved to a transport officer in 1992. I received several accommodations for assisting in saving the lives of several inmates.
In 1993 I was hired by Greer Police Department under Chief Dean Crisp. I graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy in October of 1993. From 1993 to 1997 I worked as a field training officer, shift supervisor, and was officer of the month in 1995.
In 1997 I left law enforcement to go into business with my father-in-law. Though I was content with a normal job, I still had a desire to be in law enforcement. After almost six years of debating, I decided to get back into law enforcement as a police officer.
In 2002 I applied with Travelers Rest Police Department and was hired by Chief Tim Christy. My certification had expired, so I went back through the SCCJA for a second time and I graduated in October of 2002.
In 2003 I left Travelers Rest Police Department and was offered a position with Landrum Police Department for higher pay, benefits, and closer to home. I quickly was promoted to Sergeant and made officer of the year in 2004. I enjoyed my time with Landrum but my heart was in Travelers Rest and was offered a position again with Travelers Rest.
In June of 2005 I was hired by Travelers Rest Police Department under Chief Tim Christy for a second time. I was promoted to Sergeant over patrol in August of 2005. I received officer of the year in 2009. I served as patrol Sergeant for seven years, until 2012 when I accepted the position of Detective. I worked as Detective for five years from 2012 to 2017. In 2017 I was made officer of the year for the third time in my career and was promoted to Captain.
As Captain, I will do my best to lead this department along with Chief Ford to make this department the best place to work and this community the greatest place to live.