GPD makes personnel changes

Published 5:04 pm Monday, November 15, 2010

The Greenville Police Department has made a few internal personnel changes, according to chief Lonzo Ingram.

Ingram said the move would help free up officers to do their job by redistributing some responsibilities.

Capt. Randall Courtney, former commander of investigations, have been moved to commander of the patrol division.

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Former patrol commander Capt. Gary Martin will be in charge of GPD’s burgeoning technology department.

“Martin will handle our electronic accident report program E-Crash as well as E-Citations,” Ingram said. “He will also be in charge of inventory control, grant and equipment acquisition and traffic homicide investigations.”

Any fatal accident inside city limits, Ingram said, would be dealt with by either Martin or officer Tommy Anderson.

Lieutenant Justin Lovvorn has been promoted to Senior Lieutenant, and will be taking over as senior commander of investigations.

Kenneth Hadley has been moved from patrol to investigations to assist Lovvorn.

GPD also promoted Corporal Russell Davis to Sergeant And Sgt. Byron Russell to Lieutenant. Russell will be GPD’s lead drug investigator and will work on the drug task force, should it relocate from Lowndes to Butler County.

“Everyone has plenty to do around here, that’s not the problem,” Ingram aid. “We are hoping these changes will make everything work smoother, and allow everyone to better execute their job.”