Recruitment of New Police Chief
The City of Mauldin is recruiting for its next Police Chief. Updates regarding this recruitment will be posted on this page to keep members of the community informed.
5 E. Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
P.O. Box 249
Mauldin, SC 29662
Applications are available at Mauldin City Hall and via our website at cityofmauldin.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications may be mailed to City of Mauldin, Attention Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 249, Mauldin, SC 29662 or e-mailed to email@example.com.
The intent of the City’s recruitment is to conduct a broad search that will not exclude local, regional or national candidates. The job announcement will be advertised though a diverse set of periodicals to capture the interest of candidates who might not otherwise apply. A key component of evaluating the police chief candidates is understanding the community’s expectations as it relates to the police chief and the police department. The recruitment process will provide multiple opportunities for community engagement through a survey and community forums.
The Public Survey closed on April 28, 2021. The results of the survey were presented during the May 3, 2021 Public Safety Committee meeting. This information will assist in developing the job posting and advertisement materials so that candidates who may want to apply for the position understand the expectations and priorities for the community. To review the results of the survey, click the buttons below.
The City of Mauldin has announced the top three (3) finalists for the Chief of Police position to succeed former Chief Bryan Turner who retired on April 26th of this year. Out of a field of 57 applicants, the Finalists for the position, in no particular order, are:
Lieutenant George Miller is the Interim Chief of Police with the Mauldin Police Department, a role he has served in for four (4) months. Chief Miller is a law enforcement veteran of 23 years, 19 of which has been with the City of Mauldin. Prior to serving as Interim Chief of Police, he progressed through the ranks as a Patrolman, K-9 Officer, Corporal, Sergeant and as Lieutenant, overseeing the City’s Patrol Operations.
Chief Miller is a graduate of Tri-County Technical College with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. Chief Miller is married with two children and four grandchildren.
Lieutenant Darius Hall has 28 years of law enforcement experience. During his time with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, he served as an officer with Patrol, Narcotics, and Swat. He’s served as Task Force Supervisor for the FBI, DEA, ATF, HSI and Secret Service. Additionally, he’s been the Public Affairs Officer, responsible for community outreach. He was awarded the Medal of Valor and two Distinguished Service Medals.
A graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Lieutenant Hall is a lifelong resident of Greenville County.
Lieutenant Patrick Fortenberry has been with the Greer Police Department for 25 years and currently serves as the Administrative Division Commander/Public Information Officer. He previously served as Patrol Division Commander and has had assignments in the patrol division, traffic team, community policing unit, K-9 Team, narcotics section, training section, and criminal investigations.
Lieutenant Fortenberry has a master’s degree in management from Southern Wesleyan University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina. He has advanced leadership training from the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, KY and is an Alumni of Mauldin High School and the Mauldin Police Department Explorer Post.
COMMUNITY FORUM #1
On April 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. the City held a Community Forum to allow for members of the public to provide feedback on their expectations (e.g., leadership qualities, background experience) of the new police chief and what issues they would like the new police chief to address. You may view a video of the forum here.
COMMUNITY FORUM #2
The finalists successfully completed a first-round of interviews with the executive staff at the City, a second-round interview with the Public Safety Committee and other members of City Council, and took part in a community forum with each of the finalists introducing themselves to the community.
The forum was held on September 8, 2021 at 6pm in the City Hall Council Chambers and streamed online via Zoom. The City hopes to announce a new Chief of Police before the end of September 2021. The new Police Chief will oversee 64 full-time employees and a $5.1M Budget. You may view a video of the forum here. Read a summary of the forum by the Greenville News here.
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