CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (5/15/14) — Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie announced Monday May 12, 2014, that Captain Clayton Sumner will be promoted to Deputy Chief effective immediately.
Deputy Chief Sumner has been with the Hopkinsville Police Department since 2002. He started out with the department as a Patrol Officer, and as a Patrolman he was assigned to the Gang Unit, Community Oriented Policing Services Unit, SWAT Team and received training as a hostage negotiator. He was promoted to Corporal in 2006 and was assigned to the Detective Division and worked all types of cases to include Forensic Interviewer.
He was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and was a Patrol Supervisor and then assigned to oversee the Drug Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010 and was supervisor over the Patrol Division. He was promoted to Captain in 2012 where he was assigned over Patrol Division, Evidence Section, Drug Unit, Dispatch Section, and Civilian Staff.
Deputy Chief Sumner is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course.As Deputy Chief he will be over seeing the day to day operations of the Hopkinsville Police Department.
Information provided by Paul Ray
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