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New Officers Join Police Department

Post Date:07/10/2019 6:15 PM

The Garner Police Department has welcomed three new officers recently: 

Josh Hammond joined the Police Department in May. He completed basic law enforcement training (BLET) through the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. He most recently served as a deputy sheriff with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. 

Christopher Phinney was sworn in as an officer in the Police Department last month. He graduated from East Carolina University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in security studies. He attended Wake Tech Community College for his BLET, graduating last month.        

Patrick Taylor also was sworn in last month. He received his BLET training at Pitt Community College, graduating in May. Taylor also graduated in May from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in political science.   

To learn more about the Garner Police Department, please visit the department's webpages.

Josh Hammond and chief

    Officer Hammond (left) with Chief Zuidema


Phinney and Taylor with the Chief 6-18-19 copy

    Officers Phinney (left) and Taylor (right) with Chief Zuidema
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