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Holcombe retiring from Greer Police Department

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Lt. Jim Holcombe, left, has helped organize the Cops for Tots drive drive for the Greer Police Department.
 
 

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Lt. Jim Holcombe, left, has helped organize the Cops for Tots drive drive for the Greer Police Department.

 

 



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Lt. Jim Holcombe, a 25-year veteran, retires effective Thursday from the Greer Police Department.
 

City of Greer

Lt. Jim Holcombe, a 25-year veteran, retires effective Thursday from the Greer Police Department.

 

The Greer Police Department is saying goodbye to one public information officer (PIO) and introducing another.

Lt. Jim Holcombe will be honored tonight at Greer City Council for his service to the GPD and his retirement that becomes official Thursday.

Lt. Patrick Fortenberry is the new PIO effective Tuesday.

 

Holcombe, a 25-year veteran of the GPD, was the face and voice to media requesting information on crime, accidents and other incidents the police reported since 2008. 

Holcombe began his career with GPD as a detention officer in 1992 following nine years in the U.S. Air Force. He was promoted to uniform police officer in 1994, acting corporal in 1996 and full corporal in 1997. Promotion to acting sergeant and then full sergeant followed a year later.

He was promoted to lieutenant in July of 2001. He was nominated and finished second nationally for the Administrator of the Year Award in 2014 for his work with the Citizens Police Academy and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

Holcombe earned Supervisor of the Month honors for his work in overseeing the department’s administrative division, which includes training and the Community Outreach Team. A major achievement under his direction was the renovation of the GPD Firearms Range completed in 2013.

Holcombe began his career with GPD as a detention officer in 1992 following nine years in the U.S. Air Force. He was promoted to uniform police officer in 1994, acting corporal in 1996 and full corporal in 1997. Promotion to acting sergeant and then full sergeant followed a year later.

He was promoted to lieutenant in July of 2001.

He was nominated and finished second nationally for the Administrator of the Year Award in 2014 for his work with the Citizens Police Academy and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

Holcombe earned Supervisor of the Month honors for his work in overseeing the department’s administrative division, which includes training and the Community Outreach Team. A major achievement under his direction was the renovation of the GPD Firearms Range completed in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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