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VIDEO: GCSO Sheriff’s Badge Pinning Ceremony – GARLAND COUNTY


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The Garland County Sheriff’s Badge Pinning Ceremony was conducted on Monday Night at the Garland County Detention Center’s Courtroom.

Garland County Sheriff Mike McCormick is very proud to announce that the following GCSO personnel have met all requirements and been certified as Arkansas Auxiliary/Part Time 2 Police Officers under the rules of the Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training:

Sheriff McCormick addressing the new deputies and their friends & family members.

Auxiliary/Part-Time 2 Class 2017-A Deputy Sheriff Graduates and their assignments:

Deputy Andrea Commander (Adult Detention)
Deputy J.D. Crow (Adult Detention)
Deputy Ronald Gillespie (Sheriff’s Reserve Program)
Deputy Kim Greathouse (Sheriff’s Reserve Program)
Deputy Timothy Griffith (Adult Detention)
Deputy Wendy Guthrie (Adult Detention)
Deputy Kolby Hamilton (Adult Detention)
Deputy Kelly Hooker (Adult Detention)
Deputy Ernest Jones, Jr. (Juvenile Detention)
Deputy Danny King (Adult Detention)
Deputy Richard Retford (Adult Detention)
Deputy Candice R. Stacks (Juvenile Detention)
Deputy Sawyer Williams (Adult Detention)
Deputy Lisa Wright (Adult Detention)
Deputy Robert Wunderlin (Adult Detention)

Topics and tasks included during this training program include: self defense, police ethics, use of force, traffic crash investigation, courtroom testimony, handcuffing techniques, search & seizure, traffic stops, O.C. spray, first aid, crime scene security, evidence handling, criminal & traffic law overview and specifics, community policing theories and practice, interview & interrogation tactics, department specific policy items and a lot more.

Deputy Ronald Gillespie – “Top Shot” Award

Deputy Kim Greathouse – “Top Academics Award”

2 deputies were awarded special recognition certificates among this class of 15 people.  The first award went to Deputy Ronald Gillespie for “Top Shot”.  He finished the class with the highest firearms score.  The second award went to Deputy Kim Greathouse for “Top Academics Award”.  Kim’s son David was awarded “Honor Graduate” at last summer’s Teen Police Academy Class 2016-B which was hosted jointly by the Hot Springs Police Department and the Garland County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputy Kim Greathouse and her son, David Greathouse – both earned top academic distinction in their law enforcement classes.