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Chief Arnold had the honor of recognizing Senior Sergeant Greg Horton for 30 years of service to the Mount Pleasant Police Department at the January 11th Town Council meeting. Under Horton’s leadership, supervising the crime scene and evidence office since 2013, the dual-purpose office has received accreditation through the International Association of Property & Evidence and officers on the team have been certified as Crime Scene Officers with the International Association of Identification.
Horton’s service with the department began in 1991 as a patrol officer and narcotics investigator. In 1994, he was promoted to field training officer where he mentored new officers through training to prepare for their new career as a police officer. In 1998, he was promoted to corporal where he was an assistant team leader and the department’s training supervisor. In 2007, SSGT Horton was promoted to sergeant where he led the department’s training office again before moving to field operations as a patrol supervisor from 2009 to 2013. During that time, he oversaw a team of field training officers to ensure new officers received the best training possible.
Senior Sergeant Horton has also served on the SWAT team and as a team leader of the sniper team. Through his heavy involvement in training throughout his career, Horton holds several instructorships including defensive tactics, use of force, firearms, basic instructor, armor, and more. In addition to his certifications Sergeant Horton has written several department policies, procedures, and supervised the first pre academy training program in 2007.
The department appreciates Senior Sergeant Horton’s commitment to training, high standards, and professionalism. Thank you for 30 years of service!