HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - There are 10 new officers in the Horry County Police Department.
Horry County Police Chief Joseph Hill swore in the new officers Wednesday afternoon at the Conway Airport meeting room.
There, Hill made a promise to both the new officers and the community.
"Officers will go into harm's way; it's part of their role to protect their community," Hill said. "But I promise you as leaders in this organization, we will outfit them with training, equipment and support to make sure they return safely each and every night."
Hill added that swearing in 10 new members is unusual, as they typically only get five.
The new officers and their previous experience is listed below:
- Patrolman Antonio Chestnut, previously with the Myrtle Beach Police Department for 1 year, West Precinct
- Patrolman Chad Page, previously with the Marion Police Department for two years, West Precinct
- Patrolman Jonathan Warren, previously with the Marion Police Department for 2 years, West Precinct
- Patrolman Andrew LeGette, previously with the Pamplico Police Department for 4 years, West Precinct
- Patrolman Quintard Tucker, previously with the Andrews Police Department for more than 25 years, North Precinct
- Patrolman Josiah Doyle, previously with the Loris Police Department for 1 year, North Precinct
- Patrolman Joseph Davis, previously with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for 3 years, South Precinct
- Patrolman Matthew Hill, previously with the Society Hill Police Department for 10 years, North Precinct
- Patrolman Thomas Moore, previously with the Nichols Police Department for 3 years, North Precinct
- Patrolman Shanell Whitman, previously with the Loris Police Department for 1 year, Central Precinct