|3/7/2019 4:03:00 PM|
Four Hickory Police Officers Sworn-In
(L-R) Richard J. Reeves of Valdese,
Casey L. Willis of Newton, Adam L.
Curtis of Drexel and Jaleel D. Smith
of Greenville, S.C. were sworn in on
March 6 as new officers for the
Hickory Police Department.
(Photo Courtesy Hickory Police Department)
|Hickory Police Department|
HICKORY – On March 6, 2019, family and friends attended the formal swearing in of four new officers to the Hickory Police Department. “We are excited to have these four new officers join the HPD family,” said Chief of Police Thurman Whisnant.
Adam L. Curtis is a native of Drexel, NC and graduate of Jimmy C. Draughn High School. Curtis was hired by Hickory Police Department and graduated BLET from Western Piedmont Community College.
Richard J. Reeves, a native of Valdese, NC, begins his career with Hickory PD after serving as a member of the U.S. Army. Reeves is a graduate of East Burke High School and Catawba Valley Community College. After being hired he graduated from the BLET program at Western Piedmont Community College.
Jaleel D. Smith is a native of Greenville, SC and graduate of Wade Hampton High School. Smith previously worked for the York City Police Department in South Carolina. Jaleel was hired by Hickory Police Department and graduated BLET from Western Piedmont Community College.
Casey L. Willis, a native of Newton, NC, graduate of Fred T. Foard High School and current NC National Guard member begins his career with Hickory PD after graduating from the BLET program at Western Piedmont Community College.
“They have all embraced our philosophy of community policing and have shown an eagerness to serve others,” stated Chief Whisnant.
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