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Cpl. Phillips, GPD gives child red carpet treatment

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Corporal Joe Phillips gave Gunner, 4, a hands-on tour of the Greer Police Department and a patrol car Wednesday.
 

Jim Fair

Corporal Joe Phillips gave Gunner, 4, a hands-on tour of the Greer Police Department and a patrol car Wednesday.

 



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Gunner asked Cpl. Phillips if he could hold the handcuffs.
 
 
 

Jim Fair

Gunner asked Cpl. Phillips if he could hold the handcuffs.

 

 

 

The Greer Police Department had extra help, if needed,  Wednesday with Corporal Joe Phillips giving Gunner (last name withheld by request) a tour of the police station and patrol cars.

Gunner, 4, traveled to Greer, from out of state,  with his mother learned from a friend here, the GPD accommodated requests for tours from young children and teens. The GPD and Greer Fire Department, in the past, auctioned a Police Chief or Fire Chief for a day at Big Thursday.

Gunner wore a three-star police uniform and toured the GPD and sat in a police car with blue lights flashing as he learned the inside of the vehicle and how the computer was used. He said he wanted to be in law enforcement like his father when he grows up.

Gunner committed his fandom to the University of Georgia earlier in the day when Chief Dan Reynolds recruited him by giving away a prized UGA football helmet.

The Greer PD launched a boys and girls Greer Youth Police Department summer camp this year for high school aged participants. The Citizen’s Academy, held twice a year, has been a staple for several years.

Angie Childers of Greer was named National Citizens Police Academy Alumnus of the Year.

 

 

 

 

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