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Posted on: July 17, 2023

Fountain Inn Names New Police Chief


Fountain Inn takes great pride in announcing the appointment of Patrick Fortenberry as the new Chief of Police for the Fountain Inn Police Department. With an impressive career spanning over two decades, Chief Fortenberry brings a wealth of expertise and a strong commitment to public service to his new role. 

Having served in various positions within the Greer Police Department since 1995, including his most recent roles as Captain and Public Information Officer, Chief Fortenberry has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and a deep understanding of law enforcement best practices. 

As the head of the Fountain Inn Police Department, Chief Fortenberry will oversee a team of 38 dedicated individuals, including 31 sworn officers. His extensive experience within the criminal justice system will undoubtedly prove invaluable in leading the department towards greater achievements.

The City of Fountain Inn is eagerly anticipating a promising future for our police department under the exceptional leadership of Chief Patrick Fortenberry. We have complete confidence that his strategic vision, operational expertise, and unwavering commitment to public safety will serve as catalysts for building a safer and stronger community for all Fountain Inn residents.

“As our Police Department continues to grow, we are proud to name Patrick Fortenberry as our next Chief of Police for Fountain Inn. His previous experiences will help position our department to meet the demands of a growing community that sits in two different counties and is dedicated to preserving its small-town charm. We look forward to seeing him work alongside our dedicated officers to continue making Fountain Inn a great community for all who live, visit, and work here,” from Mayor George Patrick “GP” McLeer.

The City of Fountain Inn extends its warmest welcome to Chief Patrick Fortenberry and eagerly anticipates the positive impact his leadership will have on the entire community. With Chief Fortenberry at the helm, Fountain Inn is poised to achieve new levels of excellence in law enforcement, fostering a safe environment for all residents.

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