Greenville names new police chief

Greenville names new police chief
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2022 at 11:49 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A veteran police officer has been named Greenville’s next police chief.

Greenville City Manager Ann Wall made the announcement official on Monday that Ted Sauls, Jr. is getting the job permanently.

Sauls is a nearly 26-year law enforcement veteran who has dedicated his entire career to the Greenville Police Department, holding roles as deputy police chief for the last 9 years. He has also been the interim police chief three separate times during his tenure at GPD.

Sauls is a native of Greene County and a graduate of East Carolina University, as well as the FBI National Academy. As a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Sauls is among an elite group of less than one percent of the country’s law enforcement officers.

“As a kid with a dream of following in my father’s footsteps, I always wanted to be a police officer. After becoming one I learned that the real reward is in serving. I thank all of the mentors and supporters throughout the City who have supported me, and this department. In leading this agency, it is my goal to make it the destination for men and women who want a job in law enforcement, as we do our part to make the City of Greenville the best and safest city possible.”

Ted Sauls, Greenville police chief

He will officially begin his new role effective Saturday, November 5.

Sauls, replaces Mark Holtzman who resigned after seven years as head of the police department in July. Holtzman is now chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain.

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