Luke Sincavage is Greer Police Chief for a Day

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, August 10, 2012

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Lt. Jim Holcombe shows Chief Sincavage the fingerprinting process during a tour of the facilities this morning.
 

Jim Fair

Lt. Jim Holcombe shows Chief Sincavage the fingerprinting process during a tour of the facilities this morning.

 



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Mayor Rick Danner reads the oath for honorary Police Chief Luke Sincavage as Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds holds the bible.

Jim Fair

Mayor Rick Danner reads the oath for honorary Police Chief Luke Sincavage as Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds holds the bible.



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Sgt. Chad Richardson and Luke Sincavage exchange high fives after a busy day as partners. 

Jim Fair

Sgt. Chad Richardson and Luke Sincavage exchange high fives after a busy day as partners. 



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Honorary Greer Police Chief Luke Sincavage held a press conference before touring the police municipal complex and the training facilities.

Jim Fair

Honorary Greer Police Chief Luke Sincavage held a press conference before touring the police municipal complex and the training facilities.



Luke Sincavage showed up with a smile and determination at the Greer Police Department to make this one of the safest days in Greer.

Mayor Rick Danner and Police Chief Dan Reynolds swore in Sincavage this morning as interim police chief for a day. Sincavage was given the traditional coffee mug and official hat and shirt. He received a replica of a Greer police car and decals.

The day was a busy one for the young chief. He was given a tour of the facilities and shown by Lt. Jim Holcombe how fingerprints and mug shots were produced, where police bring in suspects, the holding cell and the detention center.

Sgt. Chad Richardson drove Luke to the training facility. “I saw the gun range, gun targets and guns,” Luke said. “The obstacle course was fun.” It was closed and Luke didn’t get a chance to test his skills.

“Luke saw some specialized equipment on a truck that he found a lot heavier than he expected,” Richardson said.

“The Emergency Response Team was training today,” Richardson said. “Luke got to see some of the guys move.”

Luke said the siren sounded a little different from inside a police vehicle. “One sound was like a dump truck and the other two were like police sirens,” Luke said.

There were no arrests while Luke and his staff was riding through Greer. “I saw some suspicious people,” Luke said and noted he was keeping an eye on them.

Luke’s honorary police chief for a day was courtesy of a friend with Meals On Wheels. Luke and his mother deliver the meals on Thursdays. The day is an auction item for during Greer’s annual Big Thursday in November.

Richardson said Luke “asked a lot of good questions. As we talked we got some very good information as we exchanged information in conversation and he gave us some good ideas.”

Luke said he’s going to tell his friends “This was a great opportunity and it was very, very fun.”

Robert Sincavage, Luke’s father, said his son had been anxious for the day to arrive since he learned about it a month ago.

Luke was well fed. He started his day on the job getting an Oreo donut and had lunch with three pieces of pizza. “It was all you could eat,” Luke reasoned for his big appetite.

Luke’s proudest moment might have been sitting in Chief Reynold’s chair with his feet propped on the desk – “just like the chief,” Richardson said.

During Luke’s press conference at the end of the day he said law enforcement was something he wanted to pursue when he got older.

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